Custom Built Computer for Video Editing
Are you a GoPro fanatic? Or maybe you get around on your adventures with a DSLR? Or have you invested in a drone? Either way, we have your video processing needs all covered!
Editing or encoding high resolution videos in any kind of timely fashion will definitely require a decent computer!
With recent advancements in 4K technology, it is even more important to make sure that you are buying a system that is going to work for you, not against you.
The essentials for a video editing PC
The largest processor that you can afford – ideally an Intel i7 or i9
A minimum of 16GB of memory for FHD or minimum 32GB for 4k – even more would be better
The fastest storage within your budget! A sold state drive will make the world of difference to your video editing, beware of the storage limitations with SSD’s, big SSD’s mean big dollars.
If you are going to be encoding video from a camera – we highly recommend a good card reader and a good memory card, doing this is decrease how long it takes to ingest your footage, remember footage straight from cameras can be incredibly large.
How much you need to spend will all come down to how impatient you are and what footage you are working with. If you want things to happen relatively quickly, you will need to look at a setup with an Intel i7 CPU, 16GB Memory and a 500GB SSD. So budget a few grand at least. If you do this properly the first time, you won’t find yourself needing to upgrade so soon.
Editing 4k Video Footage
Editing 4k footage is one of the hardest things for a video editing machine to do, the sheer size of the footage requires a very high performance processor. The intel i9 series of processors are the minimum if you are a professional, if you are a hobbyist an i7 will get the job done you will just need to have patience. 4k footage will also chew a huge amount of memory, we recommend 32GB of ram for 4k workflows, 16GB will be ok for very small projects. So if you want to work with 4k footage will be prepared to spend to get a machine that will handle it well.
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We can put together a system based on your specific requirements. So call or email us today with what you want to achieve!
If you want to make the most of your drone..come and see us about a PC that is custom built for video editing!