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May 15, 2015 at 11:05 AM #85570AnonymousInactive
Hey guys I am going to start a YouTube channel and am researching all the equipment I will need to get the job done right.
I am currently researching laptops that will handle my video editing needs.
My situation: I am a begginner so I will use basic editing software (Adobe Premiere) and only use basic editing functions on the software. My videos will range from 5-30 minutes in length. I will be using a 1080p camera to capture my videos.
From the research that I have done I have found I need a laptop with:
-I5 or higher internal processor for CPU
-Minimum of 8GB of RAM
-Minimum of 1TB of hard drive @ 7200 RPM
-Minimum of 17 inch screen (however I plan to connect my laptop to my flat screen TV which should resolve this issue if I get a smaller laptop)
1. Is this the right specs for what I am seeking to accomplish? (If I get a computer with these specs will it be able to handle the workload without crashing or hindering the video quality?)
2. I have found computers with all the specs aforementioned except that instead of the hard drive being 7200 RPM it is 5400 RPM. If I go with the 5400 RPM HD will this be a significant issue?
3. Should I even worry about the computers HD and just buy an external HD that will satisfy the specs needed?
Currently I am looking at the following models:
1. Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
2. Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series
3. HP Envy
Hope to hear back!
May 19, 2015 at 10:19 AM #212315theonecanoeParticipant
No matter what the laptop specifications are, I would always go with an external drive for all you video/photo/music files. Load all your NLE programs onto the internal drive, but keep your AV files on the external drive. Look for one that is 7,200 rpm with USB 3 connrction.
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