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9Dissecting a Video EditingComputer

 

Joe McCleskey

 

 

 

 

Ever wonder what exactly makes a video editing computer work? Ever want to know what separates the ordinary, game-playing, document-creating PC from the kind that can easily pump out hour-long, professional-looking home videos? No matter if you already own a video editing computer or plan to buy one—it still pays to know exactly what makes this special breed of machine tick. We’ll discuss PCs here, since they are much more dissectible than Macs, but the concepts are the same.

In this article, we’ll take apart a typical video-editing computer piece by piece, much the same way you might have taken apart a hapless frog in junior high science class. Why? To help you troubleshoot problems, ...

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