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    1. Recommendation for cheap video editing machine and monitor

      I'm looking into buying a PC for video editing. I'd like to be able to use the Adobe Creative Suite comfortably with material in 4K, on either Windows 10 or Windows 11. I should add that render...

      I'm looking into buying a PC for video editing. I'd like to be able to use the Adobe Creative Suite comfortably with material in 4K, on either Windows 10 or Windows 11. I should add that render times are not a priority, I'm mainly concerned with having a comfortable editing experience. If that means a 30% longer export, that is okay.

      I have considered trying KVM to work on macOS instead, but I'm not sure how feasible such an arrangement would be. If you have any idea on how that would be possible, I'm all ears. I'm not really a fan of Windows, but sadly, for professional reasons, it's not feasible for me to work with non-Adobe software at the moment.

      More specifically, I expect to use these programs:

      • Adobe Premiere
      • Adobe After Effects
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Audition

      For economic reasons, this machine will have to be the bare minimum. If you live in strong economies with strong currencies, you can safely multiply the value of your recommendation by 5 times, just so you have an idea of much it would impact me relative to my income. 1500 USD would be the very top for me.

      I have a 3-years-old Ryzen processor, 1TB hard drive, a 256GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM from an older machine that I can use, but I don't know their specifications (the machine is stored and not being used, I'm not sure if it still works).

      I don't care if the monitor is 4K or not, just that I am able to edit and export material in 4K if I so wish. Before it broke down, my monitor used to be my TV. So I'm not very demanding in that area.

      I would probably play games on it as well, but that is not a priority.

      You don't need to give me a fully detailed budget/configuration. Any advice is appreciated, even if general and non-specific.

      Thanks!

      10 votes
    2. With monitors, which panel is ideal for movies and TV?

      I'm looking for a ~24" 1080p monitor -- nothing flashy, purely for TV and movies. Right now I have a crappy Dell TN. I don't mind it, but the viewing angles aren't great. I just started looking...

      I'm looking for a ~24" 1080p monitor -- nothing flashy, purely for TV and movies.

      Right now I have a crappy Dell TN. I don't mind it, but the viewing angles aren't great.

      I just started looking tonight. A lot of posts are saying that VA is ideal, IPS has light leaks, and TN has the typical viewing angle issues.

      The main things I am concerned about are:

      • I'm close to this monitor (VESA mounted where you'd have a second monitor)
      • Color reproduction is important -- same with decent contrast
      • I often watch stuff in a dark room

      I don't really care about specific models (regional availability), but I'm hoping to find out which panel is ideal. Does anybody have any experience with a VA panel?

      7 votes