Hi, I am new to pc editing and I am on the verge of taking the plunge to buy a DV camcorder with analogue convertor in/out (svhs to pc and back to vhs) having wasted time with all sorts of input cards. I would like to know if my PC is up to standard - otherwise it will also mean a new pc as well!. I do not anticipate doing any more than standard cuts with a few graphics thrown in! I have a Time PC :- 1300mhz, 60 gig, 512ram, 32mb Nvidia TNT2 graphic card, running Windows ME. I guess i will need a second HD. I have already got Pinnacle studio 8.0. - I tested the capture date rate and it said Read speed:2300 kbyte sec and Write speed : 3100. Which was rather low (aganist their standard 4000 kbyte minimum for DV). Then I enabled the DMA in the hard drive which then increase the read speed to 19703 kbyte/ sec and write at 14054 kbyte/ sec giving a safe rate of 12648 kbyte/sec Are these read and write speeds high enough for DV capture? that will stay consistant with other prgs Premiere etc. Will my graphic card - 32mb Nvidia TNT2 graphic be up to the job? Many thanks.