Oh my gosh, so much good


Oh my gosh, so much good advice! I agree with all of it. Scubajam mentioned a computer. This is a critical component. The good footage that you take won't do you much good if you don't have a good computer that can handle editing it. This is where your budget might be limiting if you don't already have a good computer. Getting a cheap system from Wal-Mart isn't going to cut it either. You'll need to spend some money to get a decent editing system. I would say quad-core Haswell processor, at least 8 GB of RAM, but 16 would be better, high-end GeForce video card can get you by, but a Quadro would be better. If you're going with a Mac, you're probably looking at even more money. 

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