Question by greekscreech: What Mac Should I Get With Which Features For Filmmaking?
I’m going to be attending filmschool in the fall and I will be buying my first Mac(for use with final cut pro) What should I get with what features? Right now it seems like the Mac Pro is the only way to go. I want something profesional that I’ll be able to use professionally after I graduate. I’ll be making a bunch of shorts and a feature over the next 3 years with it. What processor speed, memory, hard drive(s), Graphics Card, Display, and other features should I order when customizing it? What should I buy seperately? (the monitor for example?) I don’t want to spend more money than I have to, but I also don’t want to sacrifice what I need for a cheaper price. Any suggestions? I’m looking for detailed recomendations of what setup I should get. Also does anyone know what I can use from my pc with it? Are my internal hard drives compatible with it? Oh, and I want to be able to run windows on it too, so I can run software that isn’t mac compatible. Thanks for your help.
Answer by danibabao
One great place to begin your search – the Apple Discussion Boards for Final Cut Pro. You can pose your query there and get a lot of feedback.
The good news for you, external hard drives prices are falling dramatically. You can buy a 500 gig drive for around $ 250! You’ll appreciate the amount of space when you’re editing.
Best regards . . .
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