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PC Spec for video editing?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by wkm99, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. wkm99

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    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.
     
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  3. MarkE19

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    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.

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    Looks like I need a new PC then!:thumbsdow

    Better get saving as it sounds expensive.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    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:

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