I received a Sony DCR-TRV22 Mini DV Camcorder for Christmas and am interested in getting into the video editing/dvd creation world. I have dell optiplex 800mhz/ 28gb/ 128ram desktop / 64mb Nvidia. I plan on buying a new computer in the next year or so but it's not in the budget now. I would like to buy some things that I can easily transfer to my new computer when I get it.
Right now I know I need memory, storage, dvd burner, and a firewire card.
I have looked at getting a plextor px-708uf dvd writer ($276 @ dell.com) and an iomega 120mb external firewire hard drive ($157 @ buy.com).
I dont know anything about the firewire cards or if there are any combatibilty issues with any of the items I have listed.
I will probably be just transferring baby videos and crap like that to DVD for the out of town inlaws for now. If all goes well I will have my own studio in a few years and probably post some job openings for some of you advanced editors.
Thanks in advance for any and all help. Please dont make fun of my computer, I already feel bad enough.