Hello, just found this board and I'm looking for advice from people that know what there talking about, l spent a lot of money on building computers to try a do what l want, but no one seems to know exactly how to set up and computer for editing videos, from what I've seen here I'm in the right place.
Here is my problem, l can get the videos to the computer, however if l try to upload to much of it at a time it starts dropping frames, I'm trying to make hour long videos which means l upload about an hour and a halfís worth.
I can edit it and make leaders and credit pages at the end fix the sound and get it to how l want the finished product to be, but when it comes to transferring it back to tape, or even reviewing it in the time line after a while it starts jumping and wonít stop, it does it weather Iím previewing or trying to get it back on tape and the tape jumps as well.
I have spent a small fortune trying to sort the problem out by listening to people that donít really know and are guessing as to what might be the problem, right now Iím looking for the cheapest and quickest way out of it so l can get my videos edited, looking at some of the specs on here l think l might know how to fix it now but l would like some advice just to be sure.
I am self taught so some of the lingo might go over my head, l only got my first computer about 4 years ago, here are my specs.
Windows 98 SE OS
Pentium 4 1.6 Hz CPU
Gigabyte MB GA-8SG667
G-Force 2 MX video card
512 MB DDR RAM
Firewire video card
1x40 gig Seagate 7200 rpm HD
1x80 gig Seagate 7200 rpm HD
13Ē inch IBM monitor
Adobe Premier 6
Panasonic digital video camera
I also have another 4.5 gig Seagate HD and 80 gig HD which l plan to put widows XP on the 4.5 gig and editing program on the 80 gig, what is the best way out of this, to get a 3.6 Hz CPU or upgrade the G-Force video card, or both, at the moment l just want to get the video back to tape then worry about getting the DVD and updating to a purpose built machine later.
I also have two 256 sticks of Ram but when l put the 512 with them it blew out my windows program, I have a Shuttle AV41 MD with SDR RAM, that l will rebuild for the net, leaving the other one just for editing.