I have a SD mini DV camcorder, and I have been trying to edit home movies using my PC. However although my PC has firewire, I have been plagued by problems, the main one being that the quality of the captured film is quite poor. In fact I get better results copying direct to VHS using a scart lead !!
I've been thinking about buying a Mac laptop as I have heard that the quality of movie making with macs is superior than a PC. However I have a limited budget so I need to know the lowest spec Mac that I could buy to be able to edit SD movies and burn to DVD with decent results.
I was looking at a 2004 G4 Mac laptop but that does not have a DVD/RW so I don't think that it would be suitable. Would I be able to get away with buying a 2005/2006 Mac laptop or would I have to buy a more recent model? As long as it has a DVD/RW, Firewire and movie editing software I would be happy.
Any ideas please?!