I jusr recently started to research buying a new Computer strictly for video editing and came across this site. I must say it is the BEST site I have been able to find on this topic, just tremendous stuff in these forums. Let me give you a little background on what I am looking to do...(also I am in the United States)
I am looking for the perfect PC (or Mac?) for video editing. I have countless hours and tapes in all formats (DV, VHS, VHS-C, 8MM) that I want to be able to transfer and edit onto DVD through this computer. It will need to be something that can process countless hours of video (I always worry after putting so much on a hard drive and deleting over and over that it will slow down quickly. I need this machine to last and also be upgradeable.
I don't know the first thing about computers specifications, etc (but did read the building a computer guide here). What else would I need for this project? Transfer programs for the video to the computer? But mainly I am looking for what computer I should look at for this task that would able me to do what I am looking to do smoothly. I have looked at HP, Dell, and the Mac Pro (very expensive!)
As far as price and budget, I could spend over $3,000 if need be, but I'm hoping what I'm looking for and need is somewhat less than that.
Thanks and any questions let me know, I'm off to browse the rest of these forums!