We get asked all the time, "What computer system should I use for DTV?" This page was created to give you some basic guidelines. We discuss the latest and greatest technologies and let you know if we recommend them or not. We also outline what kind of computer you need for the different levels of DTV. This page includes a list of known potential compatibility issues and hardware/software to stay away from. If you are getting a new computer for your NLE system, this page will save you time and money!!!
The first place to go if you are having trouble. Following these tips could save you hours of tech support headaches and frustration!!! These tech tips assume you have a current computer: P4 (or Athlon eqiv.) 1.8 Ghz or faster, running WinXP (Home or Pro)
Today's computers are faster and more powerful then ever. As a result of all this pure computing power, video editing software and hardware are easier to install then ever. Unfortunately, things can and still do sometimes go wrong. Unlike the days of old (1999-2002) IRQ problems are no longer an issue. If you have an older computer from that era you should check out our Old Top 10 Tech Tips.
XP has been around for a bit and our industry has had the chance to work with it and optimize their products for it. Videoguys is now giving WinXP our highest recommendation and it is the OS you should be building your new NLE system on. Before you install your new NLE hardware / software, we urge you to check out our WinXP info. Once again Dave Laborde has come through with some excellent WinXP TWEAKS to optimize your system for digital video editing.