Finding the best PC for video editing
Frequently asked questions
What does a video-editing computer need?
Specifications regarding processing speeds, storage space, and RAM increase every year – sometimes in less time. The generic answer to this question is, “You need hardware that can handle both the quality of the video you intend to edit and the software you’ll use to edit it.” Opt for processing speeds (CPU, GPU, and RAM) and storage space capacity that go one step above the recommended specifications, and you should be able to edit and run everything with ease.
How do we test the best laptops for video editing?
Evaluating the performance of a video-editing laptop requires the use of a variety of benchmark software. Each program tests the strengths and weaknesses of different components within the system – CPU, memory subsystems, graphics card, storage, etc. We also put to test real-world applications of various editing programs and rate their viability on the system.
Is a gaming PC good at video editing?
Although you’ll need to review the recommended specifications to run your editing software and playback, most gaming PCs are capable of high-quality video editing. They typically have both the processing, graphics, and RAM capabilities to access and edit video files with ease.
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