I need to edit a film, really professionally, and I wanted to see what exactly do I need for this (my camera is HDV btw). I already own a dell XPS laptop with 2 gb ram, 250 hard drive and intel core due 2 2.2 GHz, but don't know if thats good enough for editing HD films, or do I need to upgrade it. I use adobe premier, and since this is the first time I'm capturing film from a HDV camera, I'm also not sure if capturing follows the same procedures as normal films.
One last question, would a firewire be good enough for capturing HDV? Wouldn't it dercrease the quality? I have a hdmi slot on my laptop (I dont know if its got anything to do with this).