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Old 01-16-2007, 02:17 PM
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I am getting ready to order a new computer soon and want to make sure it will be capable of working with videos. This would include editing and burning video CDs. Does anyone with experience have any suggestions. What will I need to do this....Thanks in advance!! Mark
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:01 PM
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have you looked at the Mac's.
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:31 PM
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No I sure have not. Just really interested in what hardware and software seems to work for the best editing. I plan on doing quite a bit of video this year......Mark Mike I sent that package out to you today.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:07 PM
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Come on video guys !!!! I know you are out there!!!.....Mark
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:24 PM
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Not a computer guy here by far. I saw on CNBC that the new Vista OS from Microsoft will be out shortly and it may be worth your while to wait for that w/ a new computer. Something maybe to consider. Hope I helped. Should have some good video guys here....Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:27 PM
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I use Adobe Premiere with a PC. That might be a bit more than you need. I don't know of the basic editors anymore.

Most DVD player/burners come with some type of LE version video editing software.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:43 PM
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Ye gads man, go to an Apple store, they will be glad to show you the super easy way to do video.

Watch out though, ya might just fall in love and buy one.

You realize of coarse that buying the new Vista will require lots of upgrades or buying a new PC.



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Old 01-18-2007, 06:37 PM
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I have an HP duo core media center PC with Windows XP media center OS. It does all you are asking, then some. Built in TV tuner, records TV shows and gives live TV. DVD recorder, CD, and all the usual. It is probably old technology now, a year old, but it does all I ask of it. Don't wait for Vista to buy a new computer if the price is right. I just bought a new laptop for my godson for Christmas, with XP OS and the Vista upgrade is included at no extra cost. Gives you a chance to wait until the bugs are worked out.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:12 AM
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I just built a new computer from scratch,

ordered all the parts and built it myself.. I always do.. I hate pre built computers they use the cheapest parts available.

my computer can do anything I need it to do.

don't be intimidated about building your own computer.
3 hours and some patience and you can have the best for allot less....


saved $1500.00 for using a Phillips screwdriver and some time on your hands.
there is tons of guides online to help you as well, tomshardware.com is a great site for that


if your going to buy a pre built (dell, gateway etc..)

make sure to get a least a Pentium core two duo.. 2.4 ghz or higher..
memory: 2 gigs of ram, 4 gigs is better but that works with vista. (windows xp only recognize 3 gigs)

at least a terabyte of hard drive..(SATA 3.0) video encoding takes allot of space..

and a high end video card with at least 512 megs of ram..
plextor or pioneer DVD burner.. dual layer..

I don't recommend the blu ray or hd DVD burners. they are new and they are expensive.. and the first generation usually suck..



I use NERO 7 for movie encoding...
I use Nero recode allot... I can take a DVD movie recode it to mpeg4 and its smaller but higher quality video.
I store the movies on a external 1 TB. I use a wireless mouse and click on whatever movie I want to watch.

wife can watch movies and I can still use the computer... newer motherboards support 3 video cards or six hdmi monitors..
day traders paradise...

(if you build it yourself, most new board support 3 video cards but if you buy a pre built you get last years boards most of the time or stripped versions that don't offer that.)

I also use clonedvd2, anydvd..
i also use dvddecryptor..

there is alot of guides and software choices at videohelp.com

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Great information and great help on what I am looking for!!!....Mark
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billnuts - 1/19/2007 9:12 PM

don't be intimidated about building your own computer.
3 hours and some patience and you can have the best for allot less....
That would be an understatement!

Except for laptops, I don't buy computers, I build them, mostly because I want it to be application specific and I can build it enhanced for whatever application. Most recent pc is a dvr for an audio/video security system.

A pre-built comp is almost always less expensive than a diy comp, but a diy can be of the highest quality and like I said, excel in its targeted application(s) above and beyond what a pre-built comp can do.

Hardest part about diy is choosing the processor and the socket and motherboard that best suits your targeted application. It just means you ask some questions before shopping/buying.


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2 Gigs of RAM? Amazing I remember my first store bought was 64K. Blazing fast too...
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Get mega storage because video eats up a lot of space. Think I have 2 120gig hard drives in my desktop computer. Been two years since I edited a video....have Adobe 6.5.

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