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Old April 10th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone. I was just wondering what you guys are running on to work on your videos. Strictly Mac? PC? I'm looking to upgrade my PC and hunting for a Mac. Don't know whats the minimum requirement to edit videos... well.. here's my pc....


Dell P4 2.8Ghz
Win XP
2GB Ram
20GB SATA Hard drive
GeForce 7100 GS Video card

*I have 2 external ATA Hard drives (250GB and 300 GB)... they are full by the way.... sigh.


Dell Inspirion 6000 Intel Centrino
Windows XP Media Edition
1GB Ram
40GB Hard drive
ATI Mobility Radeon X300 video card


I'm a college student... so this will have to do for now =)
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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MAC G5 1.8 single processor with whatever came with it. 2G RAM. 160G & 200G internal HD. 2-250G EXT Firewire HD (Lacie). 1-80G Ext HD.

Video Editing software: Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, SoundTrack Pro, Live Type, Cinema Tools, Motion, Live type, MPEG Streamclip, MPRG2WORKS, Toast7, iMovie, iPhoto, Keynote, Pages, Garage Band, and a bunch of other stuff that piggybacked onto the above.
Image Editing: PhotoShop Elements4. StillLife, Artdirectors'sToolKit, VRWORX, Canon's bundle of stuff, Fuji's bundle of stuff

MAC G3 Laptop. 20 G HD. 640 M RAM
Video: iMovie, Keynote, Pages, Final Cut Express, Garage Band, iRiver Music Manager.
Image: Photoshop Elements 4

There is also a PC in the house. It has two roles. Quicken and scanning images (because Microtek was to cheap to produce updates for MAC OS10.4 and I am too cheap to buy another scanner).
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #3
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iMac G5 2GHz. 1 GB RAM, 400GB internal, 500GB Iomega external (RAID) and 160GB LaCie external (backup). Dual display hack with Dell 24" LCD.

Editing software: Final Cut Studio 5. DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, etc.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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Mac G5 Dual proc 2.5 ghz w/2 160gig internal hds and 6 gig ram
3- GLYPH GT50 200gig firedrives
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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #5
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I have both

mac:
macbook pro 15, 2.33 duo, 2GB RAM, ATYRadeonX1600, FCP 5.1

PC:
Dell 8250 Intel P4, 2.66, 1 GB RAM, GS7600, Vegas 6.0


They serve different purposes for different projects.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #6
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My PC:

Intel Pentium D, Dual 3.0GHz
1GB RAM
160GB Hard drive
Nvidea GeForce 8800GTS

My MAC:

17" iMac
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
1GB RAM
160GB Hard drive
ATI Radeon X1600

The iMac also runs windows xp great. No problems so far ... and I'm not so knowledgable with macs, are the video cards readily upgradable, or are you pretty much stuck with what you ordered?

Also, to the person asking what the minimum requirements for video editing is ... if you're shooting standard def, I still use this system for editing and it runs fine:

12" iBook
800MHz
256MB RAM
30GB Hard drive
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Old April 11th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #7
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Dell 8400

Pentium 4

Hyper threading 3.4

4GB PNY Ram

21 Inch Dell Monitor

5 200GB Seagate Harddrives

Vegas Video

This runs very good for me. I do light video production and short film stuff. Render time isnt that bad.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #8
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MacPro
Quad, 2 gigs ram
250 and 500g internal.
Maxtor externals
stock video card and 2 cheap 19" monitors

Using Imovie and trying to learn FCE.

PC is old but I use it to print onto dvds and dvd inserts, good old Corel Draw!
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #9
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MacBook Pro 15" 2.33ghz. Core 2 Duo with 2gigs of ram. Final Cut Studio 5.1 (and soon upgrading to 2) for editing and other post production stuff. And I forgot to add the 23in. HD monitor.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #10
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Had,
PC
2 Ghtz, 1 Gig Ram, 2 x 30 Gig Internal HD, 1 x 300 Gig internal, 19 inch chimei wide screen flat, Adobe Premiere Pro 2, After Effects, CS3, Encore DVD.

Upgraded to (am going traveling around the world),
13" Mac Book. 2.0 Ghtz Dual, 2 Gig Ram, 160 Gig internal, Final Cut Express, IDVD.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #11
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Mac Pro
Quad 2.66
2GB RAM
Decklink HD Extreme
X1900 XT 512 MB
4x250 GB SATA Internal
1x300 GB PATA Internal
2x500 GB USB Externals
Dual 19" NEC Monitors
CRT External w/Component
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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #12
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Mac Configuration

Mac G4 MDD, 1Ghz Dual Processor
1.5 G Ram
4 - 300G HD
109 DVD RW (dvd+ or-, DL)
9800 Pro 256 Vid Card
23" and 20" Cinema Displays
13" Sony Studio Monitor
Bella Design FCP Keyboard w/ jog/shuttle
FCP Studio

XL1s 16x and 3x lenses
FD to XL lens mount adapter
24mm lens
50mm
70-200 zoom
300mm
400mm
120-600mm zoom
2x Canon fd tele-extender
1.6x Canon xl mount tele-extender
Cavision Rodset
Cokin P-series filter mounts/filters/matte box

AudioTechnica 815B mic
BeachTek XLR adapter box
homemade boom (painters pole)
AT mic holder
2-Sony ECM Lav mics

Manfrotto 540 A.R.T. tripod
503 head
Steady Stick

Last edited by Jenny Morgan; May 28th, 2007 at 06:23 PM. Reason: added info
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Old May 29th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #13
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Midi Tower 550watt PSU
Gigabyte P965 Platinum
1.86ghz Core 2 Duo
2gig DDR 2 667mhz
2 * 160gig Striped Raid
2 * 320gig Striped Raid
512mb ATI X1950PRO
Sony DVD Burner
Pinnacle Studio 700i Studio Movieboard Plus Capture

20in TFT Acer Monitor
19in TFT Acer Monitor

Sony HVR-V1E
Sony Vegas 7
3 Studio Lights
Tripod
Lanc Zoom Controller
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #14
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Mac Pro quad 2.66mhz, 4gb ram, 3x 500gb hard drives, Digidesign HD1 PCIe with Protools TDM, Final Cut Studio, dual 20" monitors.

Macbook Pro 17" 2.16mhz, 2gb ram, 7200rpm 100gb hard drive.

Macbook core 2 duo, 1gb ram... for surfing the net, games, itunes...

Dell Pentium iv 1.9mhz, 2gb ram, 400gb hard drive. Never use this one!
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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #15
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Who is the best dealer to buy a Mac Pro with Final Cut Studio 2?

Once I know where to go I can add me specs.
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