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What do i need ?!! Newbie..

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by ratmas, May 14, 2005.

  1. ratmas

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    I'm nearly finished with an 18 month trip around the world. At present i've got about 40 hours of footage that will need editing when i get back home in 3 months time. I have been using a sony trv80 . My question's to you whizzkids out there, are as follows.
    1. Could you tell me what comp setup i'll require, when i get home? 1000 pound max.
    2. What editing and dvd software will i require , not forgetting i'm a complete newbie..
    Thanking you in advance..

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    1. Any modern PC will do. Get as much RAM as possible, I would recommend at least 1Gb. A second hard disc to only contain the captured/edited video and no programs - 1 hour of DV quality footage will take up around 13Gb of space so get the biggest drive you can. Other than that just get a fairlty fast CPU (best you can afford), any DVD burner and make sure the PC has a firewire port to capture the video through. With £1k these specs should be easy!

    2. Windows XP has a good program for capture & editing called Movie Maker. Get all the MS updates and this will give you MM2. This will however not create a DVD, so get a good DVD authoring program such as Ulead Movie Factory for around £30.

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