chapter  3
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Computer Video Options for Under $500

What does it take to set up a home computer for video? That’s a big question, with more than a dozen answers. The marketplace is flooded with choices, and to determine which route is the one for you takes a little education, enabling you to make an informed decision. You must begin by asking yourself, “What do I want from my system?” Frame capture of still images? Video editing? The ability to e-mail video movies or play them on a website? Because the marketplace offers so many different products with just as wide a range of price tags and capabilities, it is important for the person in search of a computer video system to examine the capabilities and claims of each product closely, lest your purchase falls short of your expectations.