It sounds like you’re kind

#172761
AvatarRainman
Participant

It sounds like you’re kind of new to the video editing scene. If I was you and I had 1800 dollars to work with first I would go to dell.com and build an xps system. Dell has some great deals going on right now. Focus on a good graphics card and lots of ram and spend what’s left over on the cpu and hard drives. Then I would go to adobe and get there Premiere Elements bundled with Photoshop Elements. They’re both great programs and should serve you well until you can upgrade to a more “professional” editing suite. The CS4 production studio is $1500 by itself which is almost your entire budget. I’ve been editing with an xps m1710 laptop for over 2 years now and it’s still running strong.

or you could go with an imac and Final Cut Pro Express.

In my opinion you can’t go wrong either way. I prefer the pc option though because there’s more room for future upgrades than in the imac.

And if you are new to editing, either way I would pick up a subscription to lynda.com. It’s an invaluable resource.

Hope this helps.

Best Products

The best new video tech at CES 2019

Every year, we head to CES to check out the latest innovations in consumer technology and look for the next big thing in video production. CES 2019 was no exception.
homicide-bootstrap