Here is a PC I'm trying to configure for transferring mini-DV and VHS tapes:
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
ASUS P8Z77-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77
ASUS ENGTX550 Ti
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
COOLER MASTER HAF 912
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W
Rosewill PCI to 4x1394 Card Model RC-507
1 x 500(OS/programs)
2 x 1TB
Since storing DV-AVI footage takes up a huge amount of HDD space(10+GB per hour) what is altervative format I can convert the raw footage to?
For editing... keep as DV AVI since ANY compressed format will be harder to edit
What about after they been edited?
Since disk storage is cheap, get a few more disks and do not convert to anything else. Keep the original format and store it on a big disk and a backup on another disk.