I am trying to research a new setup for some semipro/pro editing of DV, HD, HDV etc.
I am looking at a PC based solution, but I have a couple of questions I hope you can answer for me:
1) what is a dual-core processor? why is it better than a single-core? should I just go for 2 processors? what's the price difference/benefits?
2) Are CRT monitors of a better or worse quality than LCD for prolonged editing? Or do LCD's just look prettier and take up less space?
3) I have a copy of Adobe Premier 6.0, is it possible to just get an upgrade to premier pro 1.5 (or whatever's newest) on the cheap as I am an existing user?
4) I'm confused about graphics cards, I want one with dual output for 2 Computer monitors, as well as a TV output into a monitor, if that makes sense? how much am I looking to spend on one that does all that, and is capable of all producing realtime edits?
Thank you very much for your time, I look forward to reading your responses very soon.