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Suitable HDD seek time for Video editing?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Shin Gouki, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Shin Gouki

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    Is this a suitable seek time for DV video editing?????

    Seak time (read/typical)
    Average(ms) - 8.5 / 8.8
    Track to track(ms) - 1.1
    Full track(ms) - 15.0 / 15.4

    I have this HDD > 40GB Hitachi (IBM) Deskstar 180GXP 3.5" IDE 7200rpm ATA100 Hard Drive.

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    Seek time is not that vital for capture of video. The important specs are read & write speeds. These are all part of the ATA rating of a HDD and ATA100 is good enough for editing, so yes your HDD is good enough.
    Be aware though that editing takes loads of space. 4 minutes of captured footage will take approx 1Gb of space. So a 1 hour tape will use around 15Gb of disk space. In addition to that you will also need more space for editing, file conversion etc etc. I normally allow a minimum of double the space of the origional capture for any project I'm working on.

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