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plz help....i do not profess to know much about computers........my child wishes to be able to film skateboarding, take camera to computer, hookup, see the new film on screen and then, with appropriate downloaded software, edit that film to show friends, put on you tube?, do all kinds of editing. My problem is I don't know what would be required to purchase at the store to enable this ability. I guess i am asking, "What specs do I need inside the laptop?", ram, memory, graphics card, drivers, etc. (all words i have heard recently but do not necessarily understand). Thanks in advance, kid11111
 

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Please download and run the TSG Sysinfo utility.
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

Copy the information from that into your reply and we should have most of the critical information about your "specs".

I'm assuming that you already have the camera side of the task sorted out.
 
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May like the "GoPro HD" camera also.
http://gopro.com/

GoPro is the world leader in wearable and gear mountable cameras for sports & activities.

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoProCamera

That way you can take a video and he can wear the camera and take video too.

Not sure what software comes with it but they show "Final Cut Pro 7.0" here. I think that's for a Mac.
http://gopro.com/support/

I use a PC, what programs can be used to view and edit the videos?

Windows Media Player or Movie Maker (download the latest HD-capable version and also download a H.264 decoder to update media or movie maker). CoreCodec CoreAVC is one company that offers a codec pack for h.264. VLC media player. Download this free video media player that supports .mp4 h.264 files: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ For other PC based editing programs, we have had several customers give good reviews of the Pinnacle Studio HD editing software which is compatible with the MP4 files. Adobe Premier Elements PC based program that is compatible with MP4 files. If you have an existing program that does not support MP4 files, you also have the option of using a file conversion software such as Squared5 or VLC Media Player to convert your files into a format compatible with your particular editing program.
 
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