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06-26-2011, 12:07 PM #1
so it seems like the best video computer/software is Apple?
PC issues just keep cropping up. Looking to get an Apple product for future use in home brew vids, probably a laptop.
What are you folks using?You are the mission Bob.
06-26-2011, 01:43 PM #2
I'll grab the popcorn.....
I use a macbook and final cut express for my stuff, but it's super simple. Apple discontinued FCE and just has iMovie and FCPX (which if you do a search on, you'll find a lot of butt-hurt apple fanbois).
I'd recommend a 15" pro if you bring it lots of places, or a 17" if it's more of an occasional thing.40-14
06-26-2011, 07:03 PM #3
You can find great deals on older mac towers (non-intel)... For good reason however. It seems like all developers are trending towards software that is intel-only compatible (LR3, CS5, FF4+, is intel only). That being said, I'm running a g5 tower (dual 2.0) w/ 6g of RAM, and a NVIDIA 6800 Ultra w/ 256mb VRAM pushing two 19" Eizos and I'm getting by just fine.
Photo software I'm running is LR2 and CS4 suite. It's noticeably slower then the new towers ( way slower) but it still gets the job done, and it's really not that slow ( unless you have been working on a new tower, then it's gonna feel like molasses) I paid $500 for it ~18 months ago. If you are looking for a cheap, reliable solution to run mac platform, this setup isn't bad. Skip the macbooks.. not very well made in my opinion. Ask yourself if you really need laptop-- if not go desktop, 100%.
If I had $2k to build a new workstation I would go with a hackintosh build. With a hackintosh build you can essentially get the power of a 6-8k Mac build for around 2k. It's super easy even if you have no computer knowledge. Check out hackintosh.com to get started. Good luck.
06-26-2011, 07:50 PM #4
The timing of this post is just awesome.
Yeah man, everyone in the video world is STOKED on apple right now.
Issues with PCs can more often get resolved because the infrastructure is way more 'open source'-ish than apple and there's always someone either coming up with a free standalone application, or there's someone who's way smarter than most humans who can figure out a fix. Issues with apple on the other hand are typically designed into the system on purpose. So yeah, if that's worth more money for an apple platform for you then yeah, hit it.STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
06-27-2011, 07:07 AM #5
Thanks all, had not heard of the issues with new Apple products. My wife who is the geek in the family has always liked Apple even though we use PC.
Grass is not always greener on the other side.You are the mission Bob.
06-27-2011, 07:22 AM #6
depends on how big of a fanboi everyone is...
There are some positive reviews too... I haven't seen a group of pissed off people like this (and so quickly) in quite some time. Pick an NLE (non linear editor) and learn it. If that's too much, use iMovie.40-14
06-27-2011, 09:57 AM #7
Yup. Almost every editor will do what you want (ie: 'the basics')
I just know I wouldn't be buying an apple with FCP just right now without some serious research. The hate is strong and ubiquitous with whatever mess it ended up being.STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
06-27-2011, 03:03 PM #8
I love the computer industry. "Change for the sake of change."...Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain...
"I enjoy skinny skiing, bullfights on acid..." - Lacy Underalls
The problems we face will not be solved by the minds that created them.
06-29-2011, 09:50 AM #9This is the worst pain EVER!