I took receipt of an IBM PC recently.
This was through the Home Computing Initiative in the work (I get a Tax and NI break). The machine was an IBM standard build.
Where did you buy it from? Was it a specialist video editing company such as DVC or just a standard PC builder?
Tax break was a significant factor as was the hardly noticeable reductions from my pay every two weeks. The Pentium 4 chip on the PC and dual graphics card were my only technical considerations.
What was the reason for the choice above? Was price a factor for example?
No advice sought and none given.
Was you given any advice with respect to video editing when you bought it? How accurate was this advice in hindsight? Did the salesman seem to know about video editing?
Hmm, the PC is a standard build with a bundled firewire card. The graphics board does support two monitors although I am only using one.
What makes your PC a "video editing PC"? Was it built with a specific card or packaged with software for example?
No and no problems
Have you used support from a video editing point of view? If so, was you problem solved? Was it hardware or software related?
Yes, I have added a second hard disk to dedicate to video editing. In this case an external 160Gb hard drive. I also installed ULead Mediastudio Pro (v7), ULead Video Studio 8 and Ulead DVD Movie Factory. The PC did come with XP SP2 and therefore Windows Movie Maker, but hey ...
Have you had to upgrade your PC since buying to do video editing, or was it ready out of the box? (This includes hardware and software.)
COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
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