Videoguys' System Recommendations for Video Editing (Oct 2010 Update)

Videoguys' DIY7: Intel Core i7 8-core NLE WorkstationI just wanted to let everyone know that I've just updated our NLE systems (for Windows) recommendations page. If the time has come to upgrade your old or get a new NLE workstation, this article is a great place to start.

If you are upgrading to Adobe CS5, Avid MC5, Sony Vegas 10 or Grass Valley Edius 6 this is definitely a worthwhile read.

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 Every month computers get more powerful and less expensive, so the recommendations on this page could become outdated very quickly.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.

Videoguys' System Recommendations for Video Editing

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