I'm buying a new PC this week, with the following specs:
AMD X2 4400+
2x1 Gb of Corsair ram
150 Gb 10,000rpm Raptor hard disk
NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT
MSI K8N Diamond nForce4 SLi motherboard
I'll be using it mainly for editing footage from my miniDV SONY
camcorder - I'll be doing some 3d work as well. I make experimental videos that involve a lot of cuts and synchronisation of the scenes with
music, so real-time editing is cruicial for my work (a true time
saver). I want to be able to edit my footage and preview it in
real-time, in DV quality (PAL 720x576), and not having to render it each time I want to check if the editing of the scenes works.
I've been looking for hardware in order to make sure that I'll have
real-time editing. But I am sooo confused after all these weeks of asking people about it, since, so far, I haven't got a clear answer to my question.
Some say that editing cards, such as the 'Pinnacle DV500 DVD' or
the 'Canopus DVX', capture DV footage and allow real-time editing.
Others say that editing cards used to be useful, but today what
matters is the software. So, NLE applications such as Avid or Premiere Pro,
can take advantage of the PC's power
and allow real-time editing (without any editing cards).
so, here's my question:
Could someone please tell me if with my PC, a firewire connection and, say, Premiere Pro, I'll be able to capture DV footage, edit it in real-time,
preview it in real-time, without using any capturing/editing cards?
If I have to buy an editing card, can you suggest me one for up to $500?
many thanks for any help!