OK heres where I am right now... I've got a personal longterm project coming up - I'm going to be editing HD movie files from my Canon T3i and I'm tweaking my computer at home to edit them. I currently have HF Express2 installed.
Here is my laundry list that I need help with:
- I'm upgrading my computer at home (8GB RAM, Windows Vista Ultimate, more than adequate CPU processor to handle high end tasks) with an SSD drive for my OS and software, looking to repurpose a Firewire external drive to handle my video files for editing. Will FireWire 400 be enough to edit 1080 AVCHD files? Note: I'm not doing longform stuff - just simple well under 5 minute pieces that will end up on YouTube)
- Can I use an external USB 3.0 drive for my media files instead of FireWire 400 as a media drive?
- Can HF2 accept HDV as an input format, and can I mix and match my files with the footage from my T3i?
Thanks in advance,