I am looking at a new laptop (P4 3.06GHz, 1GB PC2100 DDR, 2x60GB Ultra ATA 5400RPM HDs, 4X APG ATI M9-P Mobility Radeon 3D).
What I am wondering is what type of video editing software do would be best. I've read about several but it hard to figure out how they compare! I've been looking at "Pinnacle Edition 5", "Avid Xpres DV Base", "Sonic Foundry Vega 4" or just getting the new "Adobe Premiere 7". I will be importing from Mini DV and exporting to Mini DV & DVD. Also would an external firewire DVD drive be better then an Internal one? If anyone has any suggestions they would be appreciated!