My current PC that I've had for about 3 years has been fine up until now for general browsing and Photoshop,it's a sort of generic Pentium R with nothing special added to it,so onboard graphics etc.
I've bought a 4K video camera that I need to edit the footage from,which is sort of fine for loading the video files.But when I come to export them after editing,it takes 45 minutes to export a 4 minute video.It's also slow when comes to doing colour correction etc as it takes up to 15 seconds or so before I see the changes,making it almost impossible to do small incremental changes.It will however play 4k @ 30 FPS videos without any problems.
It was suggested that I need more memory,but if I monitor memory usage while it's exporting a video it's hovering between 4 and 5GB which seems to be ok for just 8GB of memory.The CPU however is a different story as it's constantly on 100% usage when doing this,but normally less than 10% when doing just about anything else.
The CPU can't be over clocked I'm told,so what are my options if I don't want to (can't afford/justify) buying a high spec PC built specifically for this one task? I would imagine a separate GPU (or video card if you prefer),and if so will any old one do,or do I need something a lot more specific,and if so what specs do I need to be looking for?