I Hi guys.
recents attempts to upgrade my RAM to 8gb by a dodgy company have sadly left my laptop knackered so having to buy something new.
i have several hours of raw footage filmed in HD 1920x1080 which I want to edit into movies. The files have been recorded on my canon SX1 which records into.MOV files.
i have about 500GB of footage which caused me problems in slowing my previous laptop down.
Here are my questions:
if I want to edit in a reasonably decent quality, but low enough to be down loaded onto YouTube, how should I reduce the quality of my raw footage and what should I be converting it to?
i plan on editing using premiere pro
what laptop / Mac should I be buying? I plan on editing on my commute to work do needs to be mobile.
Note, my previous laptop had 4gb of RAM which badly struggled with my footage. Too slow and unmanageable.
i want something that has enough memory that comfortably holds my footage on the internal drive and has enough RAM so that I editinh without delay.
Lookimg to spend up to £1500
many thanks in advance