6 Essential Things to Consider while Building a Computer for Video Editing?

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I don't think you can be a great director without knowing a lot about editing- said Thelma Schoonmaker an Academy Award winner who mostly worked with the legendary director Martin Scorsese.
Similarly, you can never be a great editor without the support of a powerful computer by your side. This article is going to give you the 5 most essential things to consider while building a computer for video editing. Here we go…

How to Build a Best Video Editing PC?

All the Video Editors and designers know it’s not half-witty to have a dedicated computer for video editing. Although editing can easily be done using your Smartphone. It is nowhere close to the perfection that you can achieve with the help of a powerful computer.
Building a computer for video editing can be a tricky job. Although laptops can be chosen for video editing with an added advantage of portability, when it comes to performance they cannot beat the powerful desktop you are going to build for video editing.

1. Choosing a High-Performing Processor:
The first step to building a computer for video editing will start with choosing the right processor aka CPU-Central Processing Unit. The processor socket size will directly affect the size of the other components you are going to build around it.
AMD: If you have any budget constraints and still expect a powerful performance you can go with AMD’s Ryzen series which is a hexa-core processor.

Intel:  The name needs no introduction, with the new i9 x-series of processors you are going to get a whooping 10 cores in a processor with 4.10GHZ frequency. This is the most powerful processor out there.

2. GPU- Graphics Processing Unit:
This is an optional component that you can choose if you do not have a powerful CPU. The GPU is responsible for rendering high-quality images and videos on your display. Having a GPU card on your computer is recommended as it only increases the performance while video editing. NVIDIA and AMD have various levels of GPU you can choose one according to your needs.

RAM is the memory that is available for a program at its run time. Generally, for video editing, you’ll need a minimum of 16GB of RAM which is still the minimum. 32GB of RAM is recommended for building a video editing computer which can be sufficient for editing high-resolution 4K videos.

4. Storage:
This is the easiest choice of all the others but it is quite tricky since most of the buyers will be in a dilemma between a hard drive and SSD. Although they both have their own advantages over each other it is Solid State Drives which are tailor-made for video editing considering the speed. If you are not willing to spend more money on storage you can opt for hard drives which are cheaper comparatively.

5. Display:
At this time the world is witnessing foldable displays, gone are the days of SD even HD displays are becoming primitive. 4K monitors are recommended for your video editing computers as they are of high performance. They not only guarantee high-resolution display but also make your computer future-proof.

6. Must have Software for a Video Editor:
This usually depends on the user's field of work and its requirements respectively. These are some of the most widely used video editing software that will come in handy which are listed below:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Sony Movie Studio Platinum
  • Coral Video Studio X10
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X2
  • Remo Repair MOV.

 Configuration of a Best Video Editing PC:

You have read about all the necessary components that you need to build a computer for computer video editing. Now it is time to put all those components together and see the configuration of the best video editing PC:

  • Processor: Intel Core™ i9-9820X X-Series Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX2080 or any other graphics card of NVIDIA if price concerns
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage: 1TB SSD of WD or Samsung
  • Display: Samsung UHD 4K monitor.

The above-mentioned are the recommended components to build a computer for video editing. With these components, there is no compromising with the performance.

Done Building a Video Editing Computer? Know How to Repair Corrupt Video file

As a video editor, you start editing video with the expectation of a good output video. However, sometimes you will experience the output video file as a choppy video file or a corrupt video file that fails to play. Hence it is recommended to make use of a trusted and tried video repair tool that will come in handy in case of video corruption while editing.

Remo Video Repair Tool is the most recommended tool with more than a million satisfied users. The advanced repair algorithm of the tool repairs any corrupt, damaged, or unplayable MOV file in 3 clicks only. Download the software for free and try repairing MOV files across all platforms of Windows and Mac operating systems.

The whole idea of this article was to give you an idea on most important things that you need to consider while building a computer for video editing. Do let us know in case this article is missing out any essential things to consider while building a computer for video editing in the comments section below.

About the Author: Molly Owen

Molly is the Lead Technical Specialist with distinguished knowledge and understanding of Mac computers and operating systems. Being a veteran photographer and video recovery specialist, Molly’s expertise in video formats and file repair has helped restore a lot of videos and cherished memories of users. As a technical specialist, she also believes in learning and…