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Old October 17th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #16
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One of the common criticisms of Apple's product line is that it is closed - i.e., OS X is only available and supported for Apple's hardware.

In one instance, there is a distinct advantage: if you want to use OS X then you know what you will be getting hardware-wise.

In the Windows' world, there are an untold number of hardware vendors. Even though the OS is the same, the experience with the whole system can vary dramatically from excellent to so frustrating you want to through the thing through the window (no pun intended).
John put it best. In this business, you want a stable money making machine. I use Premiere on windows, and learned this lesson the hard way. While whining about all kinds of CS3 issues on two well known systems, others are having good results. There's simply too much in configuration and compatibilities that can go wrong. I don't have the time to play IT in order to meet a deadline. Time wasted on forums and dealing with PC issues is money lost.

Out of the Box, the Mac's will hit the floor running. I know, I use both, with the exception of editing. That is going to change. I'm switching to FCP on macpro. I'll glady exchange plugins and eye candy for good solid editing.

I quit making this a Mac vs Windows thing. I'll just use both.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #17
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Ya I have yet to part ways with my pc with premiere and avid on it but I may be selling it soon to buy hardware like a matrox mxo for the mac.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #18
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This question makes it hard to sidestep the platform war debate, so i'll shut up, except to say switching from Prem Pro on a PC to FCS on the mac was the best move i've made since i started taking video seriously.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #19
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This question makes it hard to sidestep the platform war debate, so i'll shut up, except to say switching from Prem Pro on a PC to FCS on the mac was the best move i've made since i started taking video seriously.
Dom, could you elaborate?
I'm not interested in a platform war either, and I'm almost definately going to upgrade from Premiere Pro on PC to FCS on Mac too, (first have to find the money, and a potential good deal), but I would like to know more details around this, WHY it's better.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #20
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Dom, could you elaborate?
I'm not interested in a platform war either, and I'm almost definately going to upgrade from Premiere Pro on PC to FCS on Mac too, (first have to find the money, and a potential good deal), but I would like to know more details around this, WHY it's better.

The best deal I found on a complete system was with Brian owner of zotz digital they are one of our sponsors on the forum and for good reason I might add. I would definitly check them out before you get you system. Gary
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Old October 18th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #21
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--The file systems are different.
HFS: Windows can't read or write to it.
NTFS: OS X can't write to them.
FAT32: Both platforms can read/write. But you can't have files bigger than
It is possible to read and write to NTFS drives in OS X using a program called MacFUSE (http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/). Full read speed but a little slower on the write, but it should get better with revisions.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 07:14 AM   #22
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The best deal I found on a complete system was with Brian owner of zotz digital they are one of our sponsors on the forum and for good reason I might add. I would definitly check them out before you get you system. Gary
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Thanks Gary, I'll definately check them out, but I have a pretty close friend that maybe would sell his recent Macbook Pro 17inch, if a new one comes out...
Don't know sure about that, but I'll definately check the link, maybe it has some interesting things for me!
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