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Which mac do you use?

ophelia's picture
Last seen: 6 months 1 week ago
Joined: 10/03/2009 - 9:35pm

Hello -There are so many strong supporters of macs on these forums, so I would like to know _exactly_ what they use (hardware / software) to produce their work. I have only used minor software on a pc.


Rob Grauert's picture
Last seen: 6 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 02/16/2008 - 10:47pm

I got my Mac Pro in Sept 2007

Two 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors.

13GB of RAM.

250GB System Drive

750GB Scratch drive for projects and media

JVC SR-VS30 MiniDV deck connected via Firewire

JVC TM-H150C external Monitor

M-Audio DX4 speakers.

23" Apple Cinema Display, which was a waste of money

Final Cut Studio 2 and Adobe CS3 software.

This is the set up I used through college - editing miniDV footage. Since graduating in July, more people are having me edit HD so I've been saving up for upgrades:

2 more internal drives to better organize project files and media

G-Speed es RAID connect via eSATA for captured video

AJA Kona LHi

Gonna sell my Apple monitor and get 2 Acer monitors.

Most of the HD footage I editing was delivered in SD, but when they want HD delivery I will probably get an FSI monitor.


ophelia's picture
Last seen: 6 months 1 week ago
Joined: 10/03/2009 - 9:35pm

Thanks for the reply Rob. Was this your first mac, or did you start with something less powerful?