It was an exciting day for me on Friday when my new PC arrived. Despite my previous career in IT I am very poor at PC admin and I had a very bad relationship with my old computer. Most of our previous work from ‘Fools with Tools’ to ‘E11’ has been edited using my old PC… plus an increasing number of external hard drives which orbit the mother ship. My old PC refused to power a second monitor, despite me pointing out to it on several occasions that it had all the necessary hardware to do so.
Old SetUp ‘one monitor to rule them all’
Whenever I feel frustrated with technology, which happens a fair bit in this game, I am always reminded of the wise words of Douglas Adams:
"Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet"
So with the advent of my new PC I am going from a ‘one monitor to rule them all’ set-up to a three monitor system; two for my new dedicated editing suite and one for email/ web/ word etc… I feel like Mr Universe from Serenity
The purchase of the new PC, isn’t just to save me the effort of trying to get my old system to work, it’s actually needed in preparation for our move to HD video. We currently have 2 very sexy Sony HD Camera on order and there was no way that my old PC could handle editing HD.