For making a promotional video for my uni I managed to negotiate a fee of a licence/copy of Avid Media Composer 3, which they eventually agreed to. I have a Canon XM-1 camera, which up to now I have used uni's edit suites to capture footage from and put together films. This is no longer available to me as I've finsihed uni (gutted, I loved being a student!)
So I'm looking at buying a new PC (I'm about due a new one anyway) and obviously want one that will run Avid Media Composer comfortably, and with a Firewire connection so it won't have any problem connecting to my camera. I only have around £500 to £600 to spend, can anyone point me in the right direction?
I've just had a quick look around and have found these: -
The Dell Online Store: Build Your System
(Dell Studio Core 2 Duo, 2.8GHz Processor, 3Gb Mem, 640Gb Hard Drive, Not sure about Firewire?)
Packard Bell iMedia A5518uk Desktop PC and TFT Monitor from PC World - Cheap Packard Bell Desktop Computers and the latest Packard Bell Desktop PC deals.
(Packard Bell iMedia, 2.30GHz (enough?), 4Gb Mem, 640Gb HD, 2 x Firewire Connections)
Specifications for HP P6013 & HP 2009V Package | Comet
(HP P6013, 2.40GHz, 4Gb Mem, 320Gb HD, 6 pin Firewire)
Any advice, information or recommendations would be massively appreciated. Thanks for reading!