meets the video editing computer requirements of a wide
range of customers and provide video editing
computer systems to enthusiasts and professionals
all over the UK.
Option 1 - choose a ready made package:
Choose a budget video editing computer from the pre-built video editing computer systems we have in
our product section. They usually come ready for both analogue and digital video
editing. Simply choose a video editing computer, plug in, put on, and start
2 - choose a video editing computer and choose a video editing card:
Choose any standard
in our range and talk to us about adding a dedicated
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(minimum order value may apply).
need to decide which of the following you need:
inputs/outputs are like the red, white and
yellow sockets (composite) on your TV/VCR. (The red and white
handle the sound, the yellow handles the video). Some camcorders have
the round S-Video connectors that are
also supported by some VCRs but you don't find
S-Video inputs on average computers. S-Video
handles video only and if you're using S-Video
you'll have to use a
separate cable to provide audio feed. If you have an
older analogue camcorder you will need analogue inputs
on your PC. The quality of analogue footage is of course
lower than digital.
If a computer lists an S-Video socket on the
graphics card it's probably only an S-Video out
and NOT an S-Video in. However, you do get
inputs on most professional video editing cards.
input/outputs (DV) are provided by what's called
Firewire i.e. IEEE 1394 ports. You will need this
if you wish to transfer footage from a digital camcorder
to your PC. Firewire ports can be
found on some soundcards (like Creative Audigy 2),
are included on most modern motherboards, and if
you have neither of these you can add firewire
functionality via a PCI Firewire card, which is a
lot cheaper than a video editing card. All modern
"dedicated" video editing cards provide at
least one firewire port.
When buying a digital camcorder check that it supports
out digital out and digital in. Not all do.
word in favour of analogue: Note that even if your
camcorder is digital you may want analogue connectors on
your PC for the following reasons:
You may at some point want to connect a TV, VCR etc to
the PC. You may want to play footage from the PC on a TV
2. You may not have a digital input on your
"digital" camcorder and may need to input
analogue signals into your camcorder.
3. You may want to connect other camcorders to your PC
4. You may want to connect other analogue equipment to
the PC (to feed in a audio track, for example)
always useful to have analogue in and out on your PC. If
you don't need it now, the chances are that you'll find
you need it at some point, our suggestion is to play
safe and have it from the start.
Convertors like "Scart to composite" are
widely available in the market. If you buy such a
connector to plug into your TV/VCR then ensure that it
has a switch to allow you to select whether you want to
use the composite sockets as inputs or outputs.
If you already have a camcorder that does not have DV in
then visit this site: members.magnet.at/erpar/Lremote.htm
and you may be able to "add" that feature.