What spec PC is acceptable for dv editing and analogue to digital conversion? Is this one ok?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Editing DV Films : One Thread
Hi, I would like to buy a PC. I am in my final year at Uni, but don't know what my plans ae for next year i.e. in Britain or not - this will affect how much I spend on a PC. I basically want to capture VHS onto CD or harddrive with very good quality if possible. Also, i want to be able to capture DV from a digital video camera. Basically I'm a beginner DV capture enthusiast based on a still image manipulating experience with Adobe Photoshop 6. I would like to capture some footage at Uni and make into a cd for mates, and also save my VHS collection from deterioration!! I'm looking at minimising my costs but I know a good system costs a lot of money. Just wondering if the folowing spec sounds good enough:
XP1600+ MAXTOR 40GB HDD 7200rpm 256MB DDR MEMORY Super ATI Radeon VE 64MB AGP VGA TV Out + DVI 16X40 DVD-ROM DRIVE 16X10X40 CD-RW ELITE ECS K7S5A MOTHERBOARD
Plus a ADS PYRO ProDV (Platinum Bundle)
Can you suggest improvements to the system or an outright disapproval. Please help me! Cheers
-- James Tinker (email@example.com), March 05, 2002
Disk space goes fast -- input avi files require about 2GB for 10 minutes. If you are going to do any editing double that to allow for intermediate work files.
I don't know what the ADS PYRO ProDV Platinum Bundle includes, but it does not appear to me that it provides analog video I/O. I am still looking for a low cost quality solution here myself.
Be aware that DVD-ROM disks cannot be read on DVD players -- only on your computer.
If you are not tied to a PC, check out IMAC.
-- Dan Miles (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 03, 2002.