I want to be able to compare old files, archives and backups and kill off dupes. I have some file comparison utilities, but I'm always looking for suggestions.
I also want to be able to scan through video files to clip out parts I want. I have many hours of the kid playing softball, orchestra concerts, etc. I'd like to be able to watch them at high speeds, then edit out short bits... maybe 5-20 second clips... and maybe edit them back together into highlight videos. Not at all sure what software to use.
It seems to me I'm looking for a machine that has very fast drives, controllers, and throughput. I suspect also a very fast processor, motherboard and chipset, RAM, and drives. Doesn't seem like I need a gaming video card, but maybe I should have one which can connect to two monitors, or can do nicely with multiple video windows running on the same screen.
Is an i7 a good choice? I should be able to use the built in graphics with that, right?
Ideas? Suggestions? Where do I start my research?
Anyone see any existing builds for this sort of thing?