I am about to buy a new laptop. I have just started the training for segmenting and eventually hope to sub, so I want something that will support those activities. I suppose I need to be able to run Adobe Flash. Is there anything else I should be looking for? Screen size? Memory?
Viki’s video platform is in html meaning you don’t need Adobe Flash, this app is still used by other websites though. I can tell you I even subbed from a tablet with a keyboard. A laptop is certainly more convenient because of a better keyboard and if you use photoshop etc. programs. To write subtitles and segments does not require a high tech machine, but sound quality is a plus I would think if you need to hear the said. If you plan to contribute a lot, a pair computer glasses to reduce glare is a good idea. Also something that won’t get hot easily if you have it on your lap.
Storage capacity is probably secondary but processing memory size is, 4 gb is rather limited when you work with several windows or tabs open if not it’s just fine.
Thank you for this helpful information.
My MacBook is really good for this, it is incredibly fast and is really good at saving things. I recommend if you don’t have an apple device then any good laptop would do. The main thing it needs is storage. I would buy an external storage device of Amazon.
I understand in the very near future, Adobe Flash won’t be used/available in both the segment timer and the sub editor. HTML5 is the preferred platform.