I don't even know if this is in the right section, and I don't even know what it would take to make this a possibility.
My organization is just now embracing audio/visual technologies, and I happen to be at the helm of it. Unfortunately, I am in control of nothing but aging laptops (HP ProBook 6360b, ca. 2011), but I have been tasked with editing HD video.
I have been able to create some very nice videos in spite this aging hardware, but I am unable to see what I'm doing most of the time because the video preview in Premiere and Lightworks lags horribly. Adding transitions becomes a guessing game involving encoding a video just to see what the outcome is. Realtime adjustments have become impossible because the CPU is maxed.
I am wondering if it would be possible to share the resources of multiple laptops in order to increase processing power for editing videos more efficiently. I have many of these laptops on hand.
Could I create a cluster with multiple machines that would allow me to do this, or should I just drudge along until my organization finally decides to dedicate monetary resources to creating a real audio/visual department?