Hi there... I'm a computer nerd, and someone asked me to build them a PC for DV editing. Personally, I've never gotten into the topic and I know very little about it (I mainly build my PC's for programming and digital audio recording), so I'm not up on what the special requirements are. Btw, the software they will be using is Adobe Premier Pro.
Here's what I'm looking to find out:
1) What kind of CPU/Mobo combos should I be using. I'd like to go with Dual Core, and in the audio world, AMD has a better offering at the moment, but if Intel has proven to be better for DV, then I'd like to know that. Is there a specific combo that has proven fast/stable for DV editors?
2) What kind of video card do I need to get for this? I went to Adobe's site, and when looking at the requirements for Pro 2.0, it said I should basically get an ATI X800 or one of the nVidia QUADRO's. Are those the only kinds I should be looking at? If so, which one is better as far as price/perf.
3) Do I have to get a capture card as well?
4) Is there a specific Hard Drive that I should look at? I'm assuming a very large external hard drive is recommended (much like for digital audio), or is that not the case?
Any help is much appreciated.