Yes you can do it on your PC, but with the size of your hard drive you could fill it up fast. Also the rendering times will be long. I have an AMD 2000XP and it will render a 20min video in 14~16 min, while my AMD64 3200 will do the same video in 6~7min.
Since video processing takes over most of the processor get a new PC for that and keep your old PC for current tasks.
I would also check out the mulimedia fourm lots of info there.
You will need a capture card or divice, I have put a couple of links with lots of good info to get you started, repost if you have any questions. John
Ok, here is my dilemma.
I have an AMD Athalon 1700 (1.4ghz I believe) with 256mb of DDR Ram (one expansion slot left). I have it on an MSI motherboard with a 40GB hard drive, ect, ect
I have a few hundred hours of home movies that I am going to make into DVDs for Christmas this year and I want to do all of the editing and everything on computer.
Couple of questions...
1) Is my current PC going to be sufficient to get this done? I know it will have to be upgraded if it will be, but it is three years old and Im just not sure it is worth upgrading it as opposed to just buying a new computer.
2) What computer would you reccomend for this application? I use my computer for everything from audio editing to web design (and want to add video editing). I have looked at some custom 64-bit machines on places like eBay and things like that, but am not sure which computer is best...
I just found these boards and they look phenomenal, where the real experts roam...