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Creating PC Video by Robert Wolenik, Douglas Stevenson

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Building the AV Computer

IN THIS CHAPTER:

Selecting Hardware

Now the Big Question— How Much Will It Cost?

The Video Card

What About Audio?

Fast and Wide Video Drives

Going Turnkey

Saving Your Work

Safety Tips

4

It is important here to begin drawing lines or defining what you expect to accomplish from your AV computer system. Will it be for creating edited home videos to play on your TV, miniature movies to e-mail over the Internet, or commercial productions for broadcast or industrial use? The budget for computer-based video editing varies from under $200 to well over $20,000 with many points in between. If playing video from your computer with images only a few inches across will make you happy, then just about any computer with a basic video ...

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