If you prefer to bypass the Intro to this section (this page), and go straight to the
Behemoth, it's -> HERE
You can do things with
a PC today that would've cost a fortune only a few years
ago. Audio-recording & video-editing are two such applications.
the next page, I've designed a
system to record audio & edit video (at the
pro-sumer level), affording a level of creativity never before seen at such an
accessible price point. This system is based on considerable personal research,
but mostly first-hand experience.
I first delved into video-editing, a few years ago, there was little help around.
Most of my lessons were learned the hard way.
potential for quirky compatibility problems grows with the number of
attempt. Each program & piece of hardware you add to your system, increases the
chance of generating quirky compatibility issues. That's why I recommend a dual-
or multi-boot configuration .. so that no single operating system will have to do
suggest using one boot (OS) solely for audio & video needs, and another for all
normal PC-related functions (web-surfing, email, document prep, etc.).
This minimizes the potential for quirky compatibility issues.
the centerpiece of this system, the Matrox RT2000 video-editing card,
yet have. Win2K support, we use WinME (solely) for our recording & editing needs, and
Win2K for everything else. It seems to work well this way.
When the RT2000 finally has Win2K support (soon), I'll explore setting up a dedicated
Win2K boot for editing.
The system is -> HERE