Recommended hardware

Kdenlive is reported to work on recent computers, with at least:

  • 32bits or 64bits computers with a modern Processor (AMD64 or Intel mono/dual core systems).
  • A fast hard disc with more that 20Gb of free disc space.
  • A firewire interface for camcorder capture.
  • At least 1Gb of RAM.
  • Screen size : 1024x768 or more.

Any computer produced after 2005 should meet these requirements. You may only need a firewire interface.

For advanced use and semi-professional work, we recommend investing in a recent computer with:

  • AMD Phenom Quad-core processor.
  • 4 Gb of RAM.
  • Three SATA disc for RAID-5 usage (Any Linux distribution offers RAID-5 witout additional controller).
  • A recent video card with dual display.

In december 2008, some European retailers offered this kind of hardware for 500€, with one large screen. This is at least 4 times less than the equivalent under other operating systems. Don't spend your money in software licences for closed environment: buy camcorders and make films.