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- February 11, 2006 at 8:52 PM #36738AnonymousInactive
Im looking to spend 3,000-4,000 to get a computer to start editing on. I prefer windows, however am hearing great things about apples.
I would like as much memory as i can cram into the thing, i would prefer it to be fast and upgraded enough so i dont have to worry about outdating it for some time while i get things going.
I have checked the sites of most major computer companys.
If you would please let me know what you have, and some of the specfics of what i need. Right now my main project is a documentry that could very well be feature length and i would also like the freedom and memory to pursue more than one project at a givin time.
Please give me some feedback in this as it will definatly influence my desicion.
get the best apple you can get, with final cut pro 5.. You will be happy
I agree. If I had been thinking wisely I would have done the same. But I like build my own PC’s. But next time I’ll go Apple myself.
I agree also. Apple all the way.
With that budget for only the comp, yeah. Definitely mac. But I can think of some way better ways to spend the extra $3000 it costs to get a mac instead of pc.
OK – I’m not a full time professional editor/producer but I am a full time programmer (for lack of a better term) and have created several video productions for use at work (a $700 million corporation) – I have been paid to use/program computers for almost 30 years and have used mainframe, mini and micro (pc) computers. I have helped write operating systems and database management systems and have been a PC user/programmer since 1981. I have never been able to use a Mac successfully – It goes against everything I know about compters. That said, it seems that the less you actually know about computers the more you’ll like a Mac, as many of my friends who are not technical get some great results out of their Apples.
I use Sony Vegas on my PC and have had some great times with it and the learning curve was easy to get by. I’m still learning lots but have done some amazing things with the package.
For the kind of money you are looking to spend, you could build a killer PC video editing station – I will be doing this for just about that budget next year.