Good points, David - hope you posted it in the BM-Forum, too ;-)
At least the audio-only export works now.
Though I've only exported a mix of all tracks, I think it should be possible to export the audio tracks separately.
Isn't it only the web plugin that causes problems?
I'd throw all your files into Adobe Media Encoder, make some low bitrate 1080p proxies and relink the original files after editing (but, if possible, before color correction / grading).
Use some raw files to check out how far you can crop in still having satisfying resolution.
For multicam (or very complex) projects I even use proxies with only 640x360 and switch to 1080 when everything is more "flat".
I use and highly recommend the Shure SRH840:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/634560-REG/Shure_SRH840_SRH840_Pro...
It's great for monitoring and, when you have become familiar with its way of handling low frequences, even serves as a main mixing tool (which is not the case with most of closed headphones).
Hi Jeffrey, is there a tutorial for balancing (or operating) light steadycams (like the HD-4000) that you can recommend? Thanks!
Depending on the software you want to use, graphic memory can be extremely important:
If you'll e.g. ever want to use Davinci Resolve, 2GB should be the minimum VRam.
I'm a PC user but saw my buddy's iMac (i5, 32GB Ram but only 512MB VRam) crashing every time he tried to run Resolve (it took over 5 minutes to reboot then).
Btw, his "typewriter" 400€ PC Laptop (1GB VRam) managed to run Resolve (not very well but at least without crashing.
This is not meant to be a PC vs Mac comparison but low vs high(er) VRam comparison ;-)