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Im thinkin of buyin an Apple macbook pro for 2000 bucks. The following specs:
120gb HDD
1GB Ram
2.14ghz intel core 2 D
is that enough for mid-level video editing on Final Cut Pro 2 or shud i spend the extra money on another 1 gig?
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post #2 of 19
Hell yes. Get 2 gigs. You're gonna need it for the sexiness that is Motion 3.

****. I got Final Cut Studio 2 installed over the weekend. 4gigs of ram... straight BLAZING motion 3.

Full 1080p playback with 6 Defocus blurs running REAL TIME, NO Pre-render preview.
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post #3 of 19
Buy it as is and get the extra gig of ram yourself and put it in. You'll save yourself some money that way.
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post #4 of 19
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Final Cut 2 man! I cant wait to get it and start workin! Im buyin it with the macbook pro! Heard it's much better than premiere. I usually worked on premiere. 4 gigs RAM! DAMN!!!
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post #5 of 19
have fun with your awesome laptop.
BTW get 3 gigs. 1x1gb 1x2gb.
it should come in handy
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****. Premiere can't touch Final Cut Studio, dude. I mean, don't get me wrong: Premiere is a great app for Windows-based stations. However, if Final Cut was Windows? It'd reign over all.

Avid is so old hat to me, I can't see how they survive outside of the older gents that use it.

Vegas is preschool.

Edius is strange.

Final Cut is so sechs sex gotta have sex with it. Just to validate itself AS sex.

Studio 2 blew my freaking eyelashes to bits. Color has a similar interface to Shake, once you get beyond that, it's smooth sailing. Motion 3 got an entire makeover and now sits second to After Effects, I bet the next update will level the playing field between AE and Motion.

ProRes 4:2:2!!!! ****. You have NO idea how much space my HDD's are gonna have left thanks to Apple's codec. My DVCproHD stuff converted to Quicktime files spans GIGS. ProRes = Same Quality at mere MEGABYTES.

Fan-freaking-tastic
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post #7 of 19
I may not be a Mac user at the moment but seriously Audi, where the hell were you when I was defending Apple products here for the last ~3 years?

Would have been really helpful.
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post #8 of 19
I'm all about some Apple. I've even had my eyes opened to the fact that while they SEEM overpriced, they really aren't; just proprietary.

The ONLY reason I did NOT invest in a Macbook or Mac Pro was because I felt I could get a lot more going... another route. If I didn't, I'd have a Mac Pro for sure.
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post #9 of 19
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Readin ur post is makin me salivate!!! Audi u usin ur Q6600 system to use final cut?
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post #10 of 19
That's exactly what Audi's saying.
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