hardware, peripherals, and distro suggestions
Hello to all.
I am well versed in Windows and am planning to migrate to Linux before the end of this month or so. I would like to get suggestions from anyone regarding the hardware, etc. to use for video capturing my children's home movies (on VHS) and editing them, finally burning to a DVD as presents for relatives.
Right now, the hardware I have already for this box are:
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
512MB DDR (2x256)
Pinnacle PCI capture card (firewire and RCA inputs) from their Studio AV/DV combo package
120GB, 8MB cache SATA HDD
8X DVD Burner
I would like suggestions for other pieces of hardware and which distro to use. Also, is there an application easily installed like an rpm that can use my Pinnacle Capture card to capture, edit, then burn to DVD videos. I don't really want to spend anymore money than I have to. Distro's I have a bit of experience with are: Mandriva 10.1, Fedora Core 3, and CentOS 4. Althought I installed, tried, re-installed another distro to just have a good feel of those distros, I did use it each distro for a week or so to kind of get the hang of things.
Your suggestions will be appreciated.