I haven't seen much in the way of RECENT recommendations on video production / editing rigs, so I'm going to ask for some up-to-date help.
In short, I have an HD video setup (cameras, switcher, distribution, etc) and I want to be able to produce from it 720p videos (like you might find on youtube) and also have the possibility to stream the video live... so probably two rigs, but I'm focused on the recording right now.
I think I'm looking to record 720p (compressed?) and then the ability to do some basic editing (adding intro & trailer). We currently do this in SD using a Dell Studio XPS desktop w/ Win7, Core i7-860, 8 GB RAM and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.
What are the current "best on a budget" components for such a requirement? I'm most likely going to get such a system from Puget in the next 30 days.
I'm also looking for advice on capture cards. I currently use a BlackMagic Intensity Pro.