PC Spec for video editing?

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wkm99

Guest
I've just ordered a digital camcorder and am looking for some guidance as to the sort of PC hardware I would need to effectively edit the footage I shoot.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Minimum spec I would suggest being:

2gig CPU
40Gb HDD (boot drive)
80Gb HDD (video only drive)
512Mb RAM
Firewire/USB2.0 ports
Graphics card with TV out

But budget allowing I would go up to:

Fastest CPU you can
1Gb or more of RAM
Larger HDD's as required
If you have analogue footage you want to capture/edit then a dedicated internal analogue capture card, or external analogue to DV converter.
DVD writer
Double headed graphics card

Obviously plus all the other required hardware like monitor, sound etc. I would steer well clear of onboard graphics, but onboard sound should be good enough.

Mark.
 
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wkm99

Guest
Looks like I need a new PC then!:thumbsdow

Better get saving as it sounds expensive.

Thanks for the help.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Depends on what you call expensive.

You should be able to get the lower spec PC I listed for around £500. The better specs should only cost another £200 ish. Of course you could start to look for things like real time effects etc on the capture card with hardware codecs etc and spend a couple of grand on that alone :eek:

Mark.
 

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