- Published in issue 4/1999 on page 0
Video processing on the PC - part 1:
Video capture cards have become so cheap that a PC can now be used for sophisticated video editing. Nearly all the cutting techniques and effects that we commonly see on TV can be achieved with a video capture card in combination with suitable software: blends and fades, digital effects, filters, animations, titling and so on. Of course, this all requires a lot of disk space, and calculating the various effects is very time-consuming. Practically speaking, this means that video clips prepared using an inexpensive editing system with ‘normal’ hard disks should be limited to less than 10 minutes of playing time.