Computers can truly make or break your video editing experience. Having the right components can be the difference between creating master pieces and sitting at your desk in limbo for hours trying to edit a video or make a disc. There are so many choices out there. You’ve got to choose from so many features and customizable options that it can become quite confusing. With a little help (from us The Guide of course) you can pick or build a computer that will have you zipping through editing and sharing your videos with friends and family.
A video editing computer can be bought or built. Regardless of which way you go you want to make sure you have the right components in order to make sure you are able to do everything you need to do and have a smooth error free (or crash free) editing experience.
Our PC is a HP Pavilion Elite e9270t (pictured right). It is a marvelous machine which allows us to stream, edit, and author with ease. It offers remarkable usability and it looks sharp as well. This PC has enough power, memory, and space to do everything we need. Here are the specifications:
We like HP and Alienware PC’s. Both brands are customizable, but Alienware PC’s are easier to upgrade in the future if your needs change.
If you are looking for a laptop which is powerful enough to edit your videos we recommend the HP ENVY Laptop which was named the #1 computer of the year by Wired magazine.
Custom Built Computers
Building a PC is pretty easy these days. If you donât know how to you can get a company like avadirect.com, velocitymicro.com or cheap-computer-guy.com to build one for you. This way you can upgrade key parts when they become obsolete instead of breaking the bank on yet another non-upgradeable PC. When building PC’s for video editing go with our recommendations above or ask a salesperson, expert, or friend for help if you have additional specific needs.
If you are a professional video editor or if you’re simply looking to step up to a high-end video editing machine we’ve got the one for you. The HP Z400 delivers faster speeds, higher quality, flexibility, and reliability. It allows for customization where it counts. The HP Z400 can hold up to 24GB of Ram and 8TB of hard drive space due to its 6 DIMM memory slots and the ability to handle four hard drives. You may never need this much memory or hard drive space but it’s good to know you can add it if needed. The HP Z400 can handle the best graphics cards as well. This device can be tailored to meet your needs and edit any video project with ease. The HP Z400 was truly designed with video editors in mind.
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