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- June 12, 2007 at 12:46 AM #39661AnonymousInactive
I am just graduating high school this year, and I am serious about pursuing a career into the entertainment industry in the post production field. I am outgrowing my pc, and need something I can edit on better. I am debating between getting a dual processor g4 1ghz or a dual processor g5. Obviously the price is quite different and thats where the problem starts. I dont want to spend 400 dollars on a g4 and not be able to use it after a year. But I also dont want to waste 1300 on a dual g5. Please help me
they’re both dated machines, but g5 setup will is newer and will therefore have more upgrade options, and hopefully run everything you need it to.
I’d say buy the best equipment you can afford and keep working on your skills.
Well, first of all, if you are familiar with the video editing software you are currently using, make sure it’s available on mac. as well before you go and buy one.
I my opinion, go with the G5, but wait until you’re in college. I’m pretty sure Apple has a college discount system
I’m new here, and this is my first post, so take this for what you will. But my opinion is to go MAC, and leve the PC behind. It’s just so much smoother, elegant, and reliable, and it’s what the industry uses. A couple of options you might consider are 1) Final Cut Express, which is a limited version of that program you can get for $299, and then likely can apply it to the full version when you can afford it. 2) If I were you I would consider getting a slightly older version, maybe V5, on ebay. I would think that academic versions would be fine, but make sure you don’t buy an upgrade version that requires an existing earlier version already on your computer. 3) A third option would be to look for a deal on a recent used mac that already has Final Cut Pro installed on it. Try Craig’s List in your area — I’ve seen people list things like this quite often. As others have stated, go with a G5, not a G4. Otherwise you will be facing the same decision a year from now, what to upgrade to. Good luck.
[/quote]But my opinion is to go MAC, and leve the PC behind[/quote]
LOL a MAC is now a PC.
the only thing different is the OS.
until now a PC was far faster than any mac.
however now the internal guts are IDENTICAL