Computer for editing suggestions?
April 1, 2012 10:21 AM Subscribe
Need suggestions on a computer build for HD video editing.
I am trying to purchase a computer for video editing footage from my cannon rebel T2i (full 1080P hd, I don't have the bit rates or anything in front of me at the moment).
I am in the middle of pre-production for an indie pilot I am about to do and I need a computer for editing. Unfortunately price is an issue. So I did a whole bunch of research and I have landed on this barebones kit
at tigerdirect and an accelerated graphics card. My previous editing experience was on adobe premiere, which I liked, but to use again would of course add to the cost.
Here's where the question comes in. Since trying to save money is a big issue, should I buy this pc with windows 7 and give lightworks a try or should I by this PC use ubuntu and try cinelerra? I have no linux experience so that of course seems like a dangerous decision, but of course it saves the most money (an OEM DVD for win 7 costs an additional $100). I do know there are some extras I will need like an additional hard drive for media only (or should I use a different drive for the boot drive and keep the 1tb as the media drive? I was planning to use my HD TV as the monitor, so that saves there some, and I was going to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse). Tiger direct doesn't ship on sundays, so I was going to try and make a decision by this evening so it could ship this week. I am open to any suggestions, but as far as price goes this is the range to try and keep it in.