Use whatever computer moni


Use whatever computer monitors you want – two monitors would be nice, but you can work with one. The important thing you need is an external monitor. This is not a monitor that you can drag windows into like you would with other computer monitors. Instead, this monitor only displays the video being played in you editing program. You need one of these because computer screens don’t accurately display video.

If you’re getting a MacPro, you should get a Kona3 card. This does everything the Matrox MXO2 does when it comes to connectivity, but it also does real-time up/down/cross conversions. This is handy if you’re going to work in HD.

Speakers? Don’t get cheap computer speakers. You want speakers that have a woofer and a tweeter, and buy the biggest ones you can afford. I like M-Audio.

I dunno what kind of decks to direct you too. I have no idea what you plan on shooting. In my opinion, go tapeless.

Some people have mixers at their edit bay, but I’ve never needed one. I suppose it’s necessary if you are going to do any recording, for instance, voice over recording. If you’re not going to do any recording, then I don’t really see it necessary. Mackie is a nice brand.

And get yourself a nice big desk.

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