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Canon HF20 AVCHD files...How powerful should my computer be?

by dpalmberg / June 15, 2009 3:41 AM PDT

Just purchased a Canon HF20 camcorder and am in the market to upgrade my desktop. Would love to hear recommendations on what I should look for in my next PC. I am considering buying a desktop with built-in Blu-ray burner, downloading the AVCHD files to my new computer, editing them, and then burning to the Blu-ray burner for archiving and viewing purposes. One guy told me the Blu-ray burners in, say, the HP's are not a good way to go. Canon sells a DVD burner, but I would assume it will not be the HD quality video my camcorder is capable of. Thank you in advance for your input.

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faster is always better...

faster is always better, but its hard to give min specs. id go for at least a dual core processor, tho quad core will be much better. how bout you post what comp ur looking at?

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Canon HF20 AVCHD files...How powerful should my computer be?
by dpalmberg / June 15, 2009 4:17 AM PDT

HP Elite d5200t ATX.
It's a quad-core.
Not sure how powerful I need to go in terms of options, so your input is appreciated. Also, should I go with the internal Blu-ray burner for archiving and viewing or consider other options?

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