Computer help forum: How much computer do I need to edit video and record audio?

by: Bearster1 February 15, 2013 9:11 PM PST

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How much computer do I need to edit video and record audio?

by Bearster1 - 2/15/13 9:11 PM

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I am interested in setting up a home recording studio and of course will need a computer. I would also like to be able to edit video as I just picked up a reasonably priced Canon HD palm video recorder.
Just how much computer do I need these days to accomplish these tasks? I am looking to record and put out high quality audio. It's my understanding Fire wire used to be the standard for audio input but now that may not necessarily be true now. I guess that for flexibility I will include a Firewire card as well as a separate usb card in my PC build. Any other suggestions along the lines of how much processor do I really need? Ram? additional slots and or PCI cards???? A good friend is willing to build a machine for me he just needs a shopping list ....
Always appreciate your help here!

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