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    Hello
    I'm new here i've been looking on the site the last month or so.

    I've just brought a Panasonic Hdc HS-100 HD video camera which records in 1920x1080.

    My question i have is what are the specs of a PC that will edit with Adobe?
    On the website its states

    2GHz or faster processor for DV; 3.4GHz for HDV; dual 2.8GHz for HD

    What does it mean by Dual 2.8GHZ?

    is it that it has to be a workstation with intel Xeon processors?
    or would a dual core or quad core be ok?
    how about a intel i7 processor?

    Thanks
    Darren

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    Any computer will edit any video - some types of video just take much longer and make the editor clunky and be best edited with a fast PC.

    It's little to do with ' HD ' and everything to do with codecs.

    DV - edit smoothly on a 3 gig pentium 4.

    HDV - edit smoothly on anything with 2 cores.

    AVCHD - edit smoothly on top of the line 4 core.

    Thats a rough guide.

    Your camera is avchd - get the fastest pc you can, unless you plan only to do simple cuts and no jazzy stuff.

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    You can do DV editing on a 2GB Ram Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent aswell, have done it many times and no problems.

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    i do the AVCHD editing too, i tried it on my core 2duo and i couldnt view the preview playback and it took 4hrs to put together a 8min video..output was a 300mb HD wmv file..the video came out nice and all but it was just back to bcak clips no real editting b/c i couldnt preview it in the time line..

    so i went on newegg.com and bought all the parts i needed for a better pc...which included a intel icore 7 that im gonna OC to 4Ghz hopefuly cut that 4hr wait down some..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjoezx View Post
    i do the AVCHD editing too, i tried it on my core 2duo and i couldnt view the preview playback and it took 4hrs to put together a 8min video..output was a 300mb HD wmv file..the video came out nice and all but it was just back to bcak clips no real editting b/c i couldnt preview it in the time line..

    so i went on newegg.com and bought all the parts i needed for a better pc...which included a intel icore 7 that im gonna OC to 4Ghz hopefuly cut that 4hr wait down some..
    I'm looking at getting all the components myself or getting the pcspecialist to build me one for a hundred pounds more than i could get all the parts for myself.

    Do newegg.com ship to the UK?

    I'm looking at a
    920 I7 2.66GHZ processor
    Asus Rampage 2 extreme MOBO
    6GB DDR3 1600mhz Ram

    Not sure on the graphics card but i want one that can output to 2 monitors and i can hook upto my HD TV.
    Any surgestions?
    Maybe this one? NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600GT 1GB PCI Express - 2 x DVI / HDMI

    Would i also be better off getting Windows 64bit???


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    Yeah thats just the same as what i was looking for.

    The cooler i was thinking of getting is the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366.
    Its scored the best results in all the tests i have seen. not that pretty looking though but does a good job. Its 3.5 degrees cooler than the cooler master V8.

    Are you running Vista 64 bit?

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