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PC setup for video editing?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by crawf1982, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. crawf1982

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    I want to make the most of my pc in terms of video editing. Here's some new stuff I have got to work with:

    40 Gb Seagate Barracuda IV
    120 Gb Seagate Barracuda V
    Windows XP Pro
    Pinnacle Studio 8

    Here's what I'm thinking of doing with this lot:

    Install XP on the 40 Gb drive and have that as the boot drive
    Install Studio 8 on the 120Gb drive and have that as sort of a dedicated video editing drive.

    Does that sound like the best setup? Any suggestions on a better setup, partitioning, tips and tricks would be most appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. MarkE19

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    Use the 40Gb drive as boot drive but also put ALL other software on this drive and ONLY have your captured video/sound on the 120Gb drive. This gives the best performance as the only access on the video drive is the video, all other work is done on the boot drive. I bought a preconfigured editing machine setup as above, and this is the recommended method.
    Another tip is download a programme called EndItAll (do a search to find it). This will stop ALL background programmes such as anti virus etc wich can cause problems while video editing.

    Good luck
    Mark.
     
  3. dave250uk

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    Go with Marks advice but partition the small drive to add a small 2 gig area and set XP to use this as Virtual Memory page file disk.
    Also turn off the system recovery for all but C: and reduce the size reserved by half of the default.
     

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