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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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Mac or PC for Premiere CS5?

I love Premiere which will run on a PC or a Mac BUT I have always used a PC for editing.
I was going to stick with a new i7 PC computer but is this the right choice??
I don't want to start a PC\MAC war but desperately need some reasoned advice. Thanks.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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Just a couple of observations:

1. MAC's are beautifully engineered
2. They look good
3. They work out of the box
4. They are very expensive
5. They offer very limited expansion capability
6. OS-X sucks with multi-threading
7. They offer far less forum support
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Old July 27th, 2010, 08:40 AM   #3
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Excellent Comments Harmm

Any other opinions from those that work with both PC and Mac and Premiere?
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Old July 27th, 2010, 08:56 AM   #4
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If you are willing to build your own machine (and are somewhat adventureous) you really don't have to choose. You can have both OS on a dual boot machine. That is what I did. SL and Windows 7 Pro can live happily in the same box. I am running FCP on the MAC side and Premiere Pro CS5 on the Windows side.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #5
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I've worked with CS5 on both, though I run Windows 7.

I found the Mac to be just fine, I don't know what the difference would be other than the display card options are a bit narrower and the media "structure" on the Mac is limited to only QT...so I do know that some types of AVIs do not load on Mac, whereas when you put QT on your windows machine, you have the filetypes supported by QT and Windows available...

I don't know how to really delineate them very much now that they are nearly the same machine... I guess it's OS preference.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #6
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Bill, are you using a nVidia card for acceleration in both OSes? Would be great to see a benchmark of the software on identical hardware.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:19 AM   #7
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Probably less expensive for you to go the "Hackintosh" route as Bill mentioned. You can have the best of both worlds and have better expansion capabilities than with a MacPro.

MacPro's, no doubt, are probably the best looking and built computers out there; but conversely also have more limitations than a Windows based machine.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #8
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Bill, are you using a nVidia card for acceleration in both OSes?
Yes. A GTX 285. Works just fine.
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