PC Requirements

Does your PC have what it takes to make home movies? Watch the video to find out.

Many video editing software require killer PCs to handle the software's memory and processing needs. The software we will be using, Windows Movie Maker, is ideal for busy families and does not require killer PCs. If you purchased a decent PC in the last couple years, your PC is probably all set.

If you are shopping for a new PC, print out the handy list of requirements below.

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PC Components Required for Video Editing

Components

PROCESSOR

1.5GHz or higher.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Genuine Windows® XP Media Center
Edition 2005 (Usually comes with it).

MEMORY

1GB or higher

HARD DRIVE

120 GB or higher

OPTICAL DRIVE

8x DVD+/-RW Drive (so you can burn
DVDs).

MONITORS

19 inch

VIDEO CARD

What comes with it is fine.

SOUND CARD

What comes with it is fine.

PC Accessories needed for Video Editing Accessories

SPEAKERS

What comes with it is fine.

KEYBOARD & MOUSE

What comes with it is fine.

FLOPPY & MEDIA READER

Nice to have: 13 in 1 Media Card
Reader

PC Software needed for Video Editing Software

ANTI-VIRUS & SECURITY

What comes with it is fine.

BURN & VIDEO EDITING

Roxio MyDVD Plus:Copy DVDs,Edit
Video,Effects,Photo Slideshows(DVD+RW only)

Internet
Access

Ethernet or Wireless your choice.
But you gotta have internet access.

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