can my computer handle HD video
by aenv - 12/12/07 7:38 PM
This forum is a wealth of knowledge. I am looking to buy a HD camcorder. Initially I was looking at the Canon HG10 but after everything I have read about editing the video, and quality loss, I am thinking about the HV20.
My laptop is an Acer TravelMate 4002WLMi with a Intel Pentium M 725 processor (1.6 GHz (Centrino), 400 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache) with 512 MB Ram and a 60 GB hard drive. I also bought a 500 GB external drive, only the guy at the store told me the USB version was better so not knowing then what I have read here, I foolishly believed him.
So my question is, will my laptop edit the stuff that the HV20 would capture or am I setting myself up for some long frustrating evenings waiting for the computer to work? Would a simple memory upgrade solve a lot of problem or do I need a processor upgrade (i.e. new computer).