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Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference was Monday, and everyone seems impressed with the newly announced Macbook Pros. While there was no mention of the venerable Mac Pro workstations, they did receive a bump in processing power. Over the past year, many in the industry have accused Apple of neglecting the professional market, with some even claiming that Apple wants to exit that space entirely.
I say I'm a newby, but I've actually been compiling some things over the past year. I am starting a videography buisness this coming year and hope to be transitioning out of my job as a therapist sometime mid to late 2012. My question is..."I have a lot of equipment right now and know that I am either lacking, or could upgrade, in various areas. What do you think would be a good way to start spending my money in regards to equipment purchases? (ie, back-up harddrives, faster computer, better camera, etc). Here is a list of what I have so far...
I edit film with FCP and I have reached a point where I need a better computer. The Mac Pro I have now dates from 2006/2007 and is way to slow for my needs. The question now is: should I upgrade the computer I have or should I buy a new iMac or Mac Pro. I would appreciate any advice! I'm of course looking for the most cost effective solution.
This is what I have today:
2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
Hard-disk: 232,44 GB
I am new to this. I need help purchasing a mac for video editing with FCP. I'm an aspiring video editor so befoe I invest in classes/training I need to get the equipment.
I was looking online for refurbished macs due to budget reasons however I didn't now whether or not to get mac pro or mac book pro.
what "specs" would be the best for editing and running FCP Studio 3?
Also what other things would I need to be efficient and productive as a freelance video editor?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I could use some quick help. I work on Mac Pro's at my job and have been looking for a relatively affordable option to edit at home. I have the chance to purchase a 6-8 month old Mac Pro (without monitor) with a 2.93 Xeon Quad for the same price (about $2400) as a new iMac 27" with ani7 quad. The 'used' machine also has four hard drives, 4GB RAM and Apple Care warranty. Which system would you suggest?
2 - 1.5 tb hard drives 2 - 500 gig hard drives all Seagate barracudas. all new within the last few months
4 gig ram
I am wanting to get a new mac pro in conjunction with Final Cut Studio. My question is should I wait for the 2010 model to come out or should I get their current model. If I get their current model what specs would you recommend? I shoot with an HMC 150. Thanks
I just bit the bullet for an Intel (Nehalem) Mac Pro and need some advice on monitors.
The Mac came with the standard DVI/mini port combo card. I need to be able to do my Final Cut and photo editing work, so here are a few questions.
1. Is one large LCD 24" monitor better than two 20"? What do you prefer and why? I am only looking at monitors that support 1080 and up, and have HDMI, VGA,andDVI conectors.
2. The Mac monitors seem too expensive for the features. What other brands work well?