Say, do you remember Sheila Dvorak? The filmmaker who bought an HP HDX 16t, in one of those Microsoft “Laptop Hunters” commercials? The stereotypical filmmaker uses a Mac, running Apple’s Final Cut Studio. But not Sheila. She’s completed her first project using the HDX 16t.
She wrote in comments today: “In case your blog readers are interested. I completed my first project, edited entirely on my new laptop. Check it out, and if you live in LA, the workshop is great.”
At time of purchase, HP listed the preconfigured model—with 2.4GHz processor, 16-inch display (1366 x 768 resolution), 4GB of RAM, 512MB (dedicated) nVidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics, 500GB hard drive and Windows XP Home Premium 64-bit—for $1,099.99.
Embedded above is the documentary short, “Yoga in Action,” that Sheila refers to. She writes her screenplays in Final Draft and video edits, get this, in Adobe Premiere Elements. The video software is considered consumer grade, but Sheila puts it to commercial use. Not bad, eh?
Hey, is that Sheila in her own video? These director cameos—you gotta love `em.