Videoguys' System Recommendations for Video Editing (April 2009 Update)

We get asked all the time, "What computer system should I use for Video Editing?" So, we created this page to give you some basic guidelines. Every month computers get more powerful and less expensive, so the recommendations on this page could become outdated very quickly. We will try our best to keep it up to date but if you see something that doesn’t look right or if you’re configuring a system that may be somewhat different please e-mail ( or call the Videoguys at 800-323-2325 and we’d be happy to review your plans. We want to help you make sure you have everything you need to edit & produce great videos. This page is broken into several sections:
  • What kind of computer you need and why? Note: This article is currently for PC recommendations only.
  • General system recommendations
  • Videoguy's recommendations on new technologies (ie. multi-core, 64 bit)
  • Potential compatibility Issues.
The minimum recommended system myth Many computer software and hardware vendors will list a minimum system spec that is often not adequate. While you will have enough horse power to make them run, you may not get the full advertised performance and you will be disappointed. This is why we have chosen to post our own minimum recommended system for the latest new NLEs. We are confident that if you follow our guidelines you will be very happy with your new NLE purchase.

Warning! Reading this guide can save you countless hours and frustration when configuring your NLE video editing computer. Click here for the full guide.

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