we offer for the video editing market/ digital
video editing market
meets the video editing PC requirements of a wide
range of customers:
Option 1 - choosing a ready made package: Options of
a budget video editing PC like
the pre-built video editing PC systems we have in
our product section. They usually come ready for both analogue and digital video
editing. Simply choose a video editing PC, plug in, put on, and start
2 - choose a video editing PC and choose a video editing card:
Choose any standard
in our range and talk to us about adding a dedicated
Why settle for a video editing PC when we offer a
range of video editing
dual processor, professional, turnkey workstations. Browse our
products for a fast, feature-rich, stable video
editing PC or video editing workstation
If your requirements are unusual, we can build a
video editing PC to your specific requirements
(minimum order value may apply).
buy a video editing card instead of a firewire card?
can indeed use just a firewire port and Windows
Maker. Cheap and
cheerful. But you'll soon see how very, very
limited that is.
could buy a video editing software package separately
for as little as £50. It'll probably offer you a
little more than the built in Windows package.
Some of these software packages come free with
cards like the Radeon All In Wonder graphics cards more.
However, do note that
there are incompatibilities. Not all video editing
software works on all firewire ports. And even if yours
does work it can't be taken for granted that the card +
software will work with your video camera. More
editing software >>
Compliancy: More from Microsoft >>
main reasons for using a video editing card rather than
a firewire card are speed, convenience, features, free
bundled software that is a lot more powerful than the
Windows program, versatility, no compatibility problems,
and not having to hang about while your clip is being
rendered. OK, we've already said speed, but it can't be
emphasised enough. A firewire card would take ages to
apply the simplest of changes even to a small, low
resolution video clip, irrespective of the speed of the
PC. Video editing cards on the other hand do "real time"
processing i.e. they have dedicated electronics built
into the card to handle just this type of task rather
than relying on the computer's processor (which is a
very general purpose piece of hardware, and therefore
slower on video editing) to do the work.
a much overlooked factor is quality. When you move up
from a standard firewire card to a video editing card
you'll be impressed by the difference in the quality of