I am a new member in this forum. I am very serious about video production. I will be having my first camera this coming Christmas.. I will be purchasing an hd minidv hv40.
The problem I have is that I do not know if my cmputer will be able to handle it. I currently have the AMD phenom x4 9150e quadcore. It is the hp pavilion phoenix special edition se a6655f.It comes with a nvidia geforce 6150 se graphics (read it is not good) but also read it doesnt matter in video editing??I have a gpu of 300watts, sata interface 3gb/s and 5gb of RAM.
I found out that the maximun you can upgrade is to a Phenom with Quad Core technology (AM2+) up to 9600, and for video cardand according to
to anxfx geforce 9600 gso.
I am super overwhelmed to the point that i can not sleep. I do not want to buy a camera that in the end won't be able to be editted , add effects and 3d animations maybe. I am planning to use Adobe Master collection, Maya and Realflow.I can not afford a Mac right now... maybe in the future.. I do not think i will be doing long films, I will start doing short videos and events such as live events, interviews, but eventually i will move to longer videos.
As for the budget, I really care about optimal performance instead of minimal...I really would like to know if it would be more expensive to upgrade my computer's current's motherboard or should i just get a new one. Which one would be cheaper in the long run.. with this I mean pay more now but have more possibilities to upgrade in the future or upgrade now.. and reach the limit to what my motherboard can do. I know hd can be a pain to work with... but I have read in forums that that is where the future of video is heading torwards.
I would love to know what is the perspective of video editing experts or people who have enough experience in the matter. I also would appreciate in mic recommendations.. and external hard drives.. so far for mics i want to get a good shotgun mic that i plan to set up in a mic stand. I really care about audio quality recording, I will be getting the juice link that accepts xlr mic connectors. As for hard drives, the research has made me nauseous.. so many good and bad reviews for every brand.. I know an external hard drive will be essential for video storage and real time editing. I have been recommended the WD and Lacie doesnt convince me because of so many bad reviews. I am scared to lose an entire product... some people say it is based on luck... that does not help at all..
I hope I did not sound too confusing. English is my second language, so I apologize for anything that sounds weird and the run on sentences...
Thanks for your valuable time.