I'm new to this and am about to buy a p.c. for my DV editing.
I've been reading around the subject until my eyes have started bleeding at the conflicting advice and amount of previously unknown factors.
Due to minimal knowledge, experience and brain cells, I would like to ask a few basic questions.
I'm buying an Intel 2.4quad,4Gb Ram,creative sound card and 9400 graphics card. with two 500Gb harddrives. . . That all seems Okay.
I was all set to buy until I started reading about partitions.
Q-With two drives, do I put ;
Ist Drive = OS in one partition + Adobe Premiere in another partition + Other Apps in another partition + Finished Video in another
2nd Drive = all raw footage.
Do I even buy 3 drives? (only £50 extra.)
One for Raw, one for finished and one for applications.
And what do I do with paging files which I had never heard of until last night?
These questions may be a bit confused and clearly I don't know what I'm talking about but, thanks to anyone who replies.
I haven't even asked about whether to RAID or not yet.