my bro asked for a laptop for video editing.. (he lives in another country) for later upload youtube. otherwise he is new to computers, but i think he has one team member who has enough knowledge for video editing. but they need better hardware..i will be purchasing on my own and gifting this to him (his team)..
can you suggest what are the technical questions on what i should ask in terms of what specific operations should be needing to do on the laptop to edit videos. when they 'edit video, is that general enough for me to know (as a question in ee) and find what would be a reasonable configuration to buy for his need.?
does this depend on what his preferences are for video editing needs-
should i know before hand what software tool they intend to use (for video editing) or plan to buy? (before i buy the laptop)]
is there a way to gauge how much GB RAM should be there in the laptop, based on answers that can be derived from him? (like how big of video files he plans to edit- as example 20 minutes vs 45 minutes and so forth).
what about CPU? any question will help to know what CPU maybe more appropriate? likewise for SSD vs 7000 comparison based on actual need? and similarly, video graphics card.
thank you for any ideas/tips to ask the right question, and then later use that to deduce the right laptop with specs!
if the question were for a desktop vs laptop, would the guidelines be the same? for now this is assuming the need will be sufficed in windows (vs mac).