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Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by kprint, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. kprint

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    I want to have a PC system solely dedicated to DV. All other programs will be on another PC. Before I purchase hardware, I would be pleased to receive ideas from members as to what is best in the way of motherboard, CPU, and graphics card*. I will be installing a 60Gb/7200 hard drive and DVD/CD writer combo. I am using Studio 8 with Windows ME, initially burning to VCD and later when prices adjust to a DVD writer.
    *I do have a Matrox G450 dual head graphics card, is this really necessary for video editing?
    I hope you can help me.
     
  2. MarkE19

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    If you are buying all the hardware from scratch then I would strongly suggest that you get a pre configured video editing system from a specialist manufacturer.
    A lot of PC equipment can be incompatible with PC editing and therefore this route will save you a lot of headaches :rolleyes:

    dual head graphics is handy, but not needed. You just get more room to spread all the windows out so they can be larger and all visible at once.

    IMO you would be best to forget about Windows ME. It is unstable (crashes frequently) and is not compatible with a lot of capture/editing software/hardware. I would suggest Win 2000 or XP.

    Also install a separate programs disk and video disk. Many problems such as dropped frames are caused by too much traffic on the disk (programs reading data while video being written to disk etc.).

    Good luck
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