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Is the iMac for me?

Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 6:54pm

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I've always wanted a Mac, but I don't really know if I need one. I edit movies a lot, but I already have a good PC. I have an Athlon 64 Processor. It's 2.01 GHz. 1 GB of RAM... Is this better than a Mac? Or is a Mac always just better when it comes to video editing?

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Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 7:07pm

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Video editing comes down to whose editing.

If you can edit to your liking on a PC and have the software, why do you need a mac? The software or operating system will not make you a better editor.

If your loaded, sure, buy one and see what you like. but in terms of what you have, you can do anything on it and don't need a mac
its all about preference

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Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 7:08pm

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I'm a real Apple fanatic, and I love my mac. But you shouldn't ditch a good computer just for a brand name. You've already got a pretty good PC and it should be just as capable as a pretty good mac. It really doesn't matter what platform you're using - you can do great stuff on either.

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Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 8:16pm

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There's a tight integration on Mac of all things media-related. You'll find that on mac, at least for me, the Finder + Final Cut Express Suite + EL = Happiness. But the same could be said for a PC. It's a matter of preference. Why don't you go to an apple store some day and test drive one (don't mind the mice they provide there (which would probably be mighty mouses), any hardcore mac user buys a real mouse. I.E. I use some logitech three button mouse.).

I probably wasn't clear in the least, but anyway, good luck.
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Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 10:32pm

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Okay, I'll go the Apple Store and if I can't leave, I might get one. My computer has good stuff... But it's still slow. And it freezes and all that good stuff. And I know a guy who can get me a Mac for a discount.

-Super
Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 10:40pm

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You've got at least 1300 cash sitting in your pocket to where you can undecidedly walk into a store and you decide to buy a computer?

Wow. Oh, how I envy you. If you don't have a 3CCD camera, buy that first. Editing means nothing if your picture quality is subpar. You can make great edits on any computer, you can't get great images on every camera.

*cough* buy a GL2 *cough*

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Posted: Tue, 22nd Aug 2006, 1:44am

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Editing means nothing if your picture quality is subpar.
I'd say its definitely the other way around.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Aug 2006, 1:51am

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It works both ways, but you can practically edit with anything. Even Avid, which has a completely free version.

Cameras aren't free and there IS a noticeable difference as far as how much you spend on the equipment. There's a difference between images from a Sony Handycam and a DVX-100a.

You edit something perfectly in AvidFree DV or WMM form a Handycam, and do the same thing from a GL2 or DVX, and the GL2/DVX will look better, bar none.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 1:36pm

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You not going to believe what happened after my last post. First my PC froze. That's right. Froze. Than I rebooted it only to find that it had a "Boot Disc Error." I called up my computer guy, and he told me how to fix it over the phone. So I did. He said it would take all night for it to finish. I stay up late and I'm awake when it's done. But it's still broken. I went over to my Mom's computer to post that here but I FORGOT MY PASSWORD. crazy But I finally remembed it.

SO, I think a Mac would be very nice. biggrin

But I guess you're right about the camera. I found a good 3 CCD camera that I want. (Not the GL2... frown ) But it's better than what I have now. I just need to convince my mom to let me use my Bar Mitzvah money to buy it. (I have 6,000 bucks just sitting in the bank. That's right. 6,000. That's MORE than enough for a good camera. OR a good Mac. I could get a Mac Pro! But she wants to use it for colledge. How can I convince this is important? Or is it?)

-Super
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 1:58pm

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Super Cameraman wrote:

You not going to believe what happened after my last post. First my PC froze. That's right. Froze. Than I rebooted it only to find that it had a "Boot Disc Error." I called up my computer guy, and he told me how to fix it over the phone. So I did. He said it would take all night for it to finish. I stay up late and I'm awake when it's done. But it's still broken. I went over to my Mom's computer to post that here but I FORGOT MY PASSWORD. crazy But I finally remembed it.

SO, I think a Mac would be very nice. biggrin

But I guess you're right about the camera. I found a good 3 CCD camera that I want. (Not the GL2... frown ) But it's better than what I have now. I just need to convince my mom to let me use my Bar Mitzvah money to buy it. (I have 6,000 bucks just sitting in the bank. That's right. 6,000. That's MORE than enough for a good camera. OR a good Mac. I could get a Mac Pro! But she wants to use it for colledge. How can I convince this is important? Or is it?)

-Super
GET THE MAC PRO!

/me drools.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 2:41pm

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I heard that Mac computers don't crash alot or don't crash at all. Is that true??
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 2:52pm

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wildstormfilms wrote:

I heard that Mac computers don't crash alot or don't crash at all. Is that true??
Absolutely. Most often, if anything crashes, it's bugs or poorly written code in third-party apps. Sometimes you get whats known as a "kernel panic", which is a major crash, but that happens very rarely and is kind of serious. It happens only under certain circumstances which are very unusual. So for the most part, Mac's run smoothly.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 3:39pm

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TimmyD wrote:

Super Cameraman wrote:

You not going to believe what happened after my last post. First my PC froze. That's right. Froze. Than I rebooted it only to find that it had a "Boot Disc Error." I called up my computer guy, and he told me how to fix it over the phone. So I did. He said it would take all night for it to finish. I stay up late and I'm awake when it's done. But it's still broken. I went over to my Mom's computer to post that here but I FORGOT MY PASSWORD. crazy But I finally remembed it.

SO, I think a Mac would be very nice. biggrin

But I guess you're right about the camera. I found a good 3 CCD camera that I want. (Not the GL2... frown ) But it's better than what I have now. I just need to convince my mom to let me use my Bar Mitzvah money to buy it. (I have 6,000 bucks just sitting in the bank. That's right. 6,000. That's MORE than enough for a good camera. OR a good Mac. I could get a Mac Pro! But she wants to use it for colledge. How can I convince this is important? Or is it?)

-Super
GET THE MAC PRO!

/me drools.
My mom won't let me spend the money!!!
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 6:45pm

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Super Cameraman wrote:

TimmyD wrote:



GET THE MAC PRO!

/me drools.
My mom won't let me spend the money!!!
I've got a couple of friends who can take care of your...problem.



For the right price, of course... biggrin

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Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 7:00pm

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TimmyD wrote:

wildstormfilms wrote:

I heard that Mac computers don't crash alot or don't crash at all. Is that true??
Absolutely. Most often, if anything crashes, it's bugs or poorly written code in third-party apps. Sometimes you get whats known as a "kernel panic", which is a major crash, but that happens very rarely and is kind of serious. It happens only under certain circumstances which are very unusual. So for the most part, Mac's run smoothly.
This was one of the things I was told that sold me on a Mac. Programs on the Mac will "crash" and end abruptly for whatever reason, but the OS has always been stable for me. My Mac is 3 years old, and I don't have any problems with it. No viruses etc. But that's just me.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 7:12pm

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Garrison wrote:

TimmyD wrote:

wildstormfilms wrote:

I heard that Mac computers don't crash alot or don't crash at all. Is that true??
Absolutely. Most often, if anything crashes, it's bugs or poorly written code in third-party apps. Sometimes you get whats known as a "kernel panic", which is a major crash, but that happens very rarely and is kind of serious. It happens only under certain circumstances which are very unusual. So for the most part, Mac's run smoothly.
This was one of the things I was told that sold me on a Mac. Programs on the Mac will "crash" and end abruptly for whatever reason, but the OS has always been stable for me. My Mac is 3 years old, and I don't have any problems with it. No viruses etc. But that's just me.
No, it's not just you, it's all of us biggrin.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 7:50pm

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I've always been a PC user and for the last 4 years I've been using Macs. I used them for 2 years at college and I've been working on them everyday for the last 2 at work.

When i first started using them, i hated them in all honesty. They were slow and crappy imo. about a year ago at work they upgraded all the macs to iMacs and imo they were a huge step up from the macs before them, they ran really nice and they do everyhting we need up to today including using all the Studio 8 apps (FCP HD, Motion 2, Livetype, etc) Macromedia Studio 8, Adobe Creative Suite CS2, etc etc. To be honest, they started making my computer look bad, like when I got home and things were nowhere near as responsive as the iMacs.

Now my harddrive crashed recently, and me and the missus decided to use it as an excuse to step up onto the Mac wagon...though she'd only pressed the odd key on a mac when she'd visited me at work, she fell in love!

We hit the Apple store and walked out with an Intel iMac and Macbook. Now this will most likely just go for me but the top 2GHz Intel iMac from the 3 available with 2Gb Ram inside runs like nothing I've ever used before...it almost seems like it acts before I press a button it runs so damn fast, and for video editing I can't grumble at 1680x1050 resolution (plus my work have kindly supplied me with the Studio 8 Intel disks).

After getting my iMac, my PC has been ridden at my mothers as her PC crashed days after mine so I let her have it.....it tbh....good riddence!
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 6:23pm

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I agree, Macs are a better computer to not only edit on but to use for evryday tasks. I have had a mac since year 2000 and it never crashed, never got a virus, and none of my software has ever shut down like the PC people sya happens all the time. I just recently purchased a new Macbook Pro 17 inch and it is the best computer I have ever purchased. Better than any PC I have ever owned!
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 6:39pm

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I've always wanted a Mac, but I don't really know if I need one. I edit movies a lot, but I already have a good PC. I have an Athlon 64 Processor. It's 2.01 GHz. 1 GB of RAM... Is this better than a Mac? Or is a Mac always just better when it comes to video editing?
I've got a few Macs (MacBook Pro, G5s, G4s, G3s) and PCs (Athlon64 X2, Pentium M, Athlon64, Athlon XP and soon to be Core 2 Duo) and it all depends on software really.

The hardware is all pretty much the same now appart from Macs tend to come with poor/slow video cards (WHY!!?) as standard and are generally better put together and more attractive.

If you like Windows of Mac OS X is all down to preference - there is a lot I like and dislike about both OS.

When it comes to editing I would only ever use my G5 as its got Final Cut Pro on it which I think is better than just about anything on the PC.

When it comes to Photoshop I only used to use a Mac as well, but now my Athlon64 X2 runs Photoshop better than my G5 I use that - maybe when the Universal Binary version comes out I'll switch back.

For general internet work I use a PC as Dreamweaver, FireFox and Thunderbird all seem better on the PC. For Games the Mac is a joke but for my music I only use the Mac as iTunes is so much better on the Mac.

My newest machine is the MacBook Pro 17" and that has both Mac OS X and Windows XP installed on it - I find myself using both OS depending what I'm doing. This is the way I would set up an iMac as well (just get the one with the best video card you can).

Its important to note that none of my PCs or Mac tend to crash that much (maybe once every 2 months at the most). I don't really get how people have PCs or Macs which do crash more than this unless you have no virus protection and install every random bit of software in the world. I would say my PCs crash slightly more than my Mac but then I use them much more than the Macs and run a lot more random software.
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 6:44pm

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Schwar said:
I've got a few Macs (MacBook Pro, G5s, G4s, G3s) and PCs (Athlon64 X2, Pentium M, Athlon64, Athlon XP and soon to be Core 2 Duo) and it all depends on software really.
are you sure you did'nt steal those macs from the apple expo wink
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 6:59pm

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Super Cameraman wrote:

(I have 6,000 bucks just sitting in the bank. That's right. 6,000. That's MORE than enough for a good camera. OR a good Mac. I could get a Mac Pro! But she wants to use it for colledge. How can I convince this is important? Or is it?)

-Super
GIVE IT TO ME. I'M POORER THAN DIRT AND NEED TO BUY A CAR. (and I love you)
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 7:09pm

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schwar wrote:

The hardware is all pretty much the same now appart from Macs tend to come with poor/slow video cards (WHY!!?) as standard and are generally better put together and more attractive.
I've never really understood the significance of the graphics card. Mind explaining? angel

schwar wrote:

For general internet work I use a PC as Dreamweaver, FireFox and Thunderbird all seem better on the PC. For Games the Mac is a joke but for my music I only use the Mac as iTunes is so much better on the Mac.
All of the Mozilla apps have always run pretty slow on my Mac, it's the only thing that prevents me from using Firefox and Thunderbird. I do like Safari and Mail very much though, and it seems as if they're only ever gonna get better. The Mac is slowly evolving into a gaming machine... the Intel Macs are certainly going to speed this up (I actually run America's Army 2.3 at 25 FPS on my Mac— an incredible feat, no idea how it does it. An 800 mHZ PowerPC processor is a crappy thing to play games on, even Flash games run slower than normal me). I have no idea what it is, but iTunes is a slug on PC.

That's all,
TimmyD
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i recently converted to an imac intel core duo, its the best move i ever made. the whole opperating system just seems so smooth compared to a pc which now when i use one just seems so "clunky". smile

i find final cut pro far better than premier, and if your just starting out even imovie isnt half bad.

be warned, it can take a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it you'll never look back.

happy computer hunting!
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Since this topic has been dug up a little bit I'll give my view:

You have a good PC right now. Get a cheap light kit and some camera stuff if you're thinking about filmmaking. Some people live off of free software:

Avid Free DV
The Gimp
Blender
Audacity
etc.

Buy some equipment, watch films, and go out and make a good 30 minute film. You'll learn more like that. You don't need a Mac. Get one when you feel your computer is out-of-date and you really need a new one.
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 12:39am

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This is why Serpent has no future as a computer salesman. smile
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 6:54pm

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Okay, Serpent makes sense. As for software, I have Premiere Pro, so I think that'll do for now.

-Super
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 11:25pm

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Super Cameraman wrote:

Okay, Serpent makes sense. As for software, I have Premiere Pro, so I think that'll do for now.

-Super
Post some films. If they are incredible by the NLE is limiting your abilities, then we can tak "for now". Premiere Pro is incredible for editing. Stick with it, master it.
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 11:50pm

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For $1,300, I would build my own computer (or upgrade the one you currently have). That's actually what I'm doing right now. I'm getting the following for $1,300:

249.99 - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13ghz)
179.99 - Asus P5B (4gb memory max, RAID, built-in 8 channel audio)
263.99 - 2GB of PC6400 (800mhz) Memory
219.99 - XFX nVidia GeForce 7900GS (256mb) GFX Card

Along with some other goodies it totals to a very nice amount. I'm hoping to order the parts this week and get it assembled ASAP, so I'll let you know how it goes.

However

Unless you're 100% inclined on spending this large sum of money on a computer, go with everyone elses' suggestion of improving your equipment first. Oh, and my friend just ordered one of the new MacBooks. It's due to arrive in 6-8 days, I'll let you know what he thinks of it (although his opinion might be biased considering he's moving from like a 266mhz G3 or something of the sort to a superfast Intel core duo).
Posted: Tue, 26th Sep 2006, 2:54pm

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This is brilliant.

My computer managed to get itself totally stuffed up 3 weeks before I left Australia (there was a rattle in the main fan and my dad tried to help me fix it by tightening some screws and turning it on to see if it was fixed. did this a few times and the last time (obviously) he forgot to unplug it from the power point, didn't he? BAM! sparks, burning plastic, no EL for me sad) and my parents are thinking of buying me an iMac when I get home next year.

I've decided to get the iMac because

1) More stable than Windows
2) Less viruses than Windows
3) Can boot Windows

Don't let me make you think I'm contradicting myself. Some programs which I already have are for Windows and so when I need to use them I can use that. But primarily, OSX FTK!
Posted: Tue, 26th Sep 2006, 8:43pm

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Serpent wrote:

Super Cameraman wrote:

Okay, Serpent makes sense. As for software, I have Premiere Pro, so I think that'll do for now.

-Super
Post some films. If they are incredible by the NLE is limiting your abilities, then we can tak "for now". Premiere Pro is incredible for editing. Stick with it, master it.
Wait, what? I don't really get what you're saying. "If they are incredible by the NLE is limiting your abilities"... Oh well, but I'm getting really good with Premiere Pro, if I do say so my self. A lot of people have said that the keying in it is awful, but it's really not that bad. (Not near as good as Composite Lab, though. smile ) Anyway, I'll be finishing up a movie I'm making this summer (Yes, I know summer is over) called "Mission: Improbable."

It says that you can only add a film to the Cinema if you used FXhome products... Is AlamDV2 still considered an FXhome product? Because I used it for my movie.

-Super
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Yes. If you have the bar of gold as an icon, it means you're a "Gold User", which means you own an FXHome product, which means the cinema's open to your submissions. biggrin
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You mean I can just own something, but I don't have to use it?

-Super
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Whilst on the topic of icons how the hell do u get the OS icon up that you use? Never seems to appear for me it's wierd.

Back to the topic, My computer died not too far back and I went straight for an intel imac. If my pc had held on a little longer I coulda got a 24" stud meister imac instead but that's how it goes. I've been using macs for over 4 years now so buying an imac was the best solution for me, plsu all my windows apps aren't lost as we can now run bootcamp with the computer running at it's high potential doing this (bye bye pc emulator!!!). If you have no experience on a mac then you have no idea what you're getting into. Personally I hate even looking at PC's now, life is so much easier on a mac :s
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ben3308 wrote:

If you don't have a 3CCD camera, buy that first. Editing means nothing if your picture quality is subpar. You can make great edits on any computer, you can't get great images on every camera.

*cough* buy a GL2 *cough*
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Ahaha

I'm a huge mac fan, they have an integrated media approach which is a huge help. But it depends on your skill(and budget)

In case anyone is interested, I made a $15000 mac pro on apple.com by choosing customize. It had 16gb RAM!!!!
Like TimmyD, me drool
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dont get a mac....PCs are way better
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If I were you I would go to a Mac store and try out the iMac. Spend some time researching it, and find out if you really need it. Good luck! smile
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Pretty much, be suspcious of anyone telling you to be a MAC if they own one personally...
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rathgeber films wrote:

dont get a mac....PCs are way better
Strong argument you've got there.
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Super Cameraman wrote:

Serpent wrote:

Super Cameraman wrote:

Okay, Serpent makes sense. As for software, I have Premiere Pro, so I think that'll do for now.

-Super
Post some films. If they are incredible by the NLE is limiting your abilities, then we can tak "for now". Premiere Pro is incredible for editing. Stick with it, master it.
Wait, what? I don't really get what you're saying. "If they are incredible by the NLE is limiting your abilities"... Oh well, but I'm getting really good with Premiere Pro, if I do say so my self. A lot of people have said that the keying in it is awful, but it's really not that bad. (Not near as good as Composite Lab, though. smile ) Anyway, I'll be finishing up a movie I'm making this summer (Yes, I know summer is over) called "Mission: Improbable."
Ok, I had some typos in there. I've been tired this week. What I am saying is, don't upgrade to a Mac just for video editing. They cost a lot of money and Premiere Pro is probably not limiting you.

However, there are many reasons to upgrade to Mac that other users listed.

Bryce007 wrote:

Pretty much, be suspcious of anyone telling you to be a MAC if they own one personally...
Be suspicious maybe, but if they make good points listen to them. Usually the people who own it know more about it than the PC owners who claim to hate them because they used eMacs with OS 10.2 in school a few times and hated them.
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 6:44pm

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Bryce007

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Serpent, notice the wording...there isn't a typo in than sentence smile
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 7:54pm

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Super Cameraman

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Serpent wrote:

Super Cameraman wrote:

Serpent wrote:

Super Cameraman wrote:

Okay, Serpent makes sense. As for software, I have Premiere Pro, so I think that'll do for now.

-Super
Post some films. If they are incredible by the NLE is limiting your abilities, then we can tak "for now". Premiere Pro is incredible for editing. Stick with it, master it.
Wait, what? I don't really get what you're saying. "If they are incredible by the NLE is limiting your abilities"... Oh well, but I'm getting really good with Premiere Pro, if I do say so my self. A lot of people have said that the keying in it is awful, but it's really not that bad. (Not near as good as Composite Lab, though. smile ) Anyway, I'll be finishing up a movie I'm making this summer (Yes, I know summer is over) called "Mission: Improbable."
Ok, I had some typos in there. I've been tired this week. What I am saying is, don't upgrade to a Mac just for video editing. They cost a lot of money and Premiere Pro is probably not limiting you.

However, there are many reasons to upgrade to Mac that other users listed.

Bryce007 wrote:

Pretty much, be suspcious of anyone telling you to be a MAC if they own one personally...
Be suspicious maybe, but if they make good points listen to them. Usually the people who own it know more about it than the PC owners who claim to hate them because they used eMacs with OS 10.2 in school a few times and hated them.
I used an eMac a few times. It wasn't bad at all.

Anyway, for people telling be to get a camera, I don't have any money. But the next big thing I buy will be a camera.



Or a Wii. biggrin

-Super
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 7:55pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

Serpent, notice the wording...there isn't a typo in than sentence smile
Well that's ironic.

Serpent wrote:

...than the PC owners who claim to hate them because they used eMacs with OS 10.2 in school a few times and hated them.
Try Mac OS 8. Man I hated my old school.
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 11:16pm

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Ok ok..I Admit, I haven't got much sleep lately. So, Excuse the Attempts to turn my typo's in references to Chick magnets.


Now, I normally don't get involved in Mac vs. Pc Debates, So I'll just shoot for What I think the money is best spent on (which I'm assuming is $1300)

Either Get something with dual cores, or don't bother with getting one period.

In my PERSONAL opinion, If you don't already have a 3ccd camera, Get this:

Panasonic GS-500. You get all the essentials, Including true 16:9 and a great picture.

That's about $700 depending upon where you buy it. NOW, Spend the remaining $600 Upgrading your current computer with the Best component you can get.

But that's just me. Shwar is a smart guy and so is Lithium Craft. They're opinions in this thread are closest to mine.
Posted: Thu, 28th Sep 2006, 1:57am

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Serpent

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Bryce007 wrote:

Serpent, notice the wording...there isn't a typo in than sentence smile
I said "by" instead of "but" which made the rest of it sound weird. I also said "tak" instead of "talk" but I'm pretty sure that was obvious.
Posted: Thu, 28th Sep 2006, 6:35pm

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Super Cameraman

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Bryce007 wrote:

Ok ok..I Admit, I haven't got much sleep lately. So, Excuse the Attempts to turn my typo's in references to Chick magnets.


Now, I normally don't get involved in Mac vs. Pc Debates, So I'll just shoot for What I think the money is best spent on (which I'm assuming is $1300)

Either Get something with dual cores, or don't bother with getting one period.

In my PERSONAL opinion, If you don't already have a 3ccd camera, Get this:

Panasonic GS-500. You get all the essentials, Including true 16:9 and a great picture.

That's about $700 depending upon where you buy it. NOW, Spend the remaining $600 Upgrading your current computer with the Best component you can get.

But that's just me. Shwar is a smart guy and so is Lithium Craft. They're opinions in this thread are closest to mine.
That's the camera I was thinking of getting, but I've heard the GS400 is way better because it has manual controls.

-Super
Posted: Thu, 28th Sep 2006, 7:54pm

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NuttyBanana

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Super Cameraman wrote:

Bryce007 wrote:

Ok ok..I Admit, I haven't got much sleep lately. So, Excuse the Attempts to turn my typo's in references to Chick magnets.


Now, I normally don't get involved in Mac vs. Pc Debates, So I'll just shoot for What I think the money is best spent on (which I'm assuming is $1300)

Either Get something with dual cores, or don't bother with getting one period.

In my PERSONAL opinion, If you don't already have a 3ccd camera, Get this:

Panasonic GS-500. You get all the essentials, Including true 16:9 and a great picture.

That's about $700 depending upon where you buy it. NOW, Spend the remaining $600 Upgrading your current computer with the Best component you can get.

But that's just me. Shwar is a smart guy and so is Lithium Craft. They're opinions in this thread are closest to mine.
That's the camera I was thinking of getting, but I've heard the GS400 is way better because it has manual controls.

-Super
The 400's are better, it's a whole ballache just to get headphones connected to the 500. The 500 is a downgraded 400, but not so much that it's a bad thing, still definitly worth the buy. Shame they stopped making the 400's though.
Posted: Thu, 28th Sep 2006, 10:35pm

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Super Cameraman

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I can still get on on eBay. I already checked.

-Super