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Buying new computer/OS for video editing

Q: Buying new computer/OS for video editing

I need a computer that can handle video editing, mainly Final Cut Pro and Adobe Suite. Right now I have a 5-year-old MacBook Pro that can't manage FCP let alone run any programs smoothly and quickly. I can't afford a MacPro, so I've been considering iMacs. What's my cheapest option that will get the job done? I've heard you can buy PCs and install Mac OS. Would that be my best option? (Having PC capabilities would be awesome, for light gaming). I want to save money but I don't want to buy anything that isn't equipped to handle video editing well (cause then I'm just wasting money). I want to stick with Mac OS, but I don't care about the design or whatever, so I'd happily get a PC and put Mac on it, but I don't know how I would go about doing that. So if you have any suggestions or advice, please let me know! Thanks!!

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A: Buying new computer/OS for video editing

What is your budget (how much can you spend) for this new computer?
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A:DIY computer, primarily to be used for Video Editing. Need buying advise
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I am way out of date...the last desktop I bought was about 4-5 years ago.


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I'm scanning the market for a good pc for video editing. I need a pc that is built just perfect for video editing, and maybe even some software recommendations. I have purchased many computers that lag when I edit them, I want the computer to handle video smoothly, when fast forwarding and everything. Any recomendations on exact specs and models would be appreciated.
I'm currently checking out this pc, is this any good?|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=
also I use magix 11 editing software, Is that any good? or is there something just as easy and similar and better?

thanks I appreciate your help ahead of time

A:Video Editing computer..

Well, I use a core 2duo, not quite as good as the one you're looking at. It renders like a bat out of hell compared to single core but its still disappointing when it comes to real time editing; it still lags and jumps and that's with a high end video card, plenty of memory and only DVD quality. So as far as I'm concerned, it's improved (at least it doesn't stall out) but there's still a ways to go.

That said, there are programs that are better at scrubbing speeds than others, it depends on the approach they take to the pre-rendering process I think, how they apply the edits before they are actually made. I use Premiere Elements and I'd grade that as poor and Pinnacle Studio which I'd grade as moderately acceptable.

Someday, maybe a quad or 8-core, and smooth hi-def editing?? Still dreaming!
I think the only way to know for sure is to actually try it out and see for yourself. Those are good specs on that loptop and it will probably outperform my desktop but one never knows for sure...
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A:video editing computer

1. Read reviews on the types of parts you're considering, taking note of stability and performance.
2. Apply what is learned from above to your budget.
3. Keep in mind that drive speed, ram amount, and processing power are the keys to vid editing. This means you can forego the latest vid cards, unless you want one to game. You might want to consider raid10 for your disk subsystem, at least for the apps. Store data on a raid5 array if you're concerned with data loss. Since you seem to be doing it as a hobby, you might as well just store data on a single large disk, or a jbod array; Just a Bunch of Disks.
Some thoughts for you.
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What kind of computer hardware and features are important for video editing?

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Thank you!

A:A computer for video editing

Just do a search for the video editor of your choice, and include the words "system requirements"

Like these;

These, I think, are minimum requirements.
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A:Computer restarts while video editing

What is the make and model of your computer and how much memory is installed?
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A:Video editing or including audio editing or recording

Hey, cafejose! I have used Movie Maker before. It is not that difficult in fact. And for freewares, then you can see some recommendations of ShowMore. This is a newly-built website that I am very fond of and I get quite a lot help from its application. I always take it to record Skype calls but I think it can also solve your problem here. For more alternatives, I advice you to take these free recording tools introductions for your reference.
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A:Totally computer illiterate guy needing help buying a video card

According to this PDF:
You have: 1 low-profile AGP 4x slots

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A:Will the Computer that im building meet todays gaming & video editing needs?

It appears to be nice system. One thing I would recommend is getting a better power supply. The Thermaltake has only 14 and 15 amps respectively on the two +12v rails. By comparison an Antec 480W psu has 18 amps each on two rails. Anyway, a better brand would be good.

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A:Recently-built video editing computer, frequent BSOD / freezing

Can you please attach minidump(s) for analysis with your next post? You can find dumps in C:\windows\minidump. Kindly zip them together in a single file in case there are multiple dumps. Regards
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A:A good video editing tool to create professional introductions to video creations

Hmm, How long do you need the video editing tool? You could get a trial for Vegas Pro 8 and Vegas Pro 9 i think they are both for 30 days, so you could use them while you are trying to find a free or affordable tool.
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A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

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A:Need video editing software for altering video image

I don't think you will get any help here to remove someone elses watermark from a video that doesn't belong to you. The watermark is put there to discourage copying. Helping you I believe would be against forum rules.
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A:video editing software will not see digital video camera

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A:video editing help

Try importing into this free editor
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A:Video Editing

There are a few online tutorials here (version 5) which may help you out
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A:Video editing

I don't know if this technique works in Vegas since I don't use that editor, but can you lay in both tracks of video and then shrink down the one on top and move it to the location of desired superimposition on the base track?
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A:Video Editing

Dont know of any freeware personaly, maybe search or google..

but if you have the cash, get Adobe Premier. There's a trial version available too.. its the best i've seen so far...
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A:Editing Video

Womble MPEG-VCR can cut MPEG-2 files without re-encoding, guide here.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ken Davison

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Screen resolution of 1024x768
and Windows XP pro service pack 3.

which video card should i get for this kind of PC?
I need it so I can play the new upcoming games(Call of duty...)

NOTE: I have a PCI Express slot and I want it to be a 1GB card and LESS than $100.
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Any suggestions?

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8600GT hands down (not because I own one either).
2400Pro - 64bit memory bus
8600GT - 128bit memory bus

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AMD Athlon XP 1.8ghz
curent video card: Nvidia TNT 2 32 mb