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GB requirement for editing cam DV movie

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by locolobo, Mar 29, 2004.

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  1. locolobo

    locolobo Thread Starter

    Mar 27, 2004
    I plan to edit movies from my cam DV. I like the HD Western Digital Raptor 36GB 10 k rpm ( fast...), but if I load my windows XP pro on that drive it will take a good slice of that 36 GB. what is left would be enought to load my movie & edit it?
  2. rextilleon


    Feb 10, 2004
    Two things:
    1. YOu dont want to load video onto the same drive that houses your applications--you want a seperate capture drive just for video.
    2. Don't waste your time or money on the 10,000 rpm drive. It will make no difference in terms of quality or reliability when editing DV. Also, 36 gig's is nothing when it comes to video. Get yourself a large 7200rpm 8mbcache drive--they are cheap these days.
  3. milomorai


    Oct 23, 2001
    you can expect to need at least 4GB per 15 min. of raw video so if you are going to work with more than an hour at a time you will need at least a 40gb drive just for the video editing. i would recommend an 80gb as minimum. with video editing, the bigger the better.
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