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You’ll have to check with your software vendor or manual. Most of the higher end DV editing programs (like Premiere Pro) have plug-ins that you just have to add. Some don’t and would require a major upgrade.
That will be the least of your worries. The real problem will be if you have enough horsepower under the hood on your existing PC??
HD is WAY harder on your system’s resources than normal DV. If you have a monster PC then you’ll be OK.
what would be considered a monster computer?
IMO… I would think a twin XENON or a fast AMD 2-core chip, 800 FSB, 2 GB ram and a large RAID-0 disk array for starts. That would keep you flying like an eagle.
Don’t get me wrong you could probably get by with less but you’ll be pulling your hair out waiting and you would get very frustrated. I’m 99% sure however that you do need a fast RAID-0 disk configuration to capture HD footage correctly. There is a lot more data streaming in twice as fast with HD compared to DV.
I think i will stick to the dv until i know a little more about what is needed w/ hd. i know i’m going to have to go there soon or later.
There is a lot more data streaming in twice as fast with HD compared to DV.
Actually, I think it’s like 3-5 times more (if I’m not mistaken).