January 8th, 2009

Pondering on getting a Mac

Hi all,

I'm a PC girl, have been since I got my first about 8 years ago, but I've finally been seduced by the "light side of the force" and am seriously considering getting a Mac.  I'm looking at an iMac 24" with a 2.88Ghz dual core processor and 2GB of ram.  I'll likely be running Final Cut Express HD.

So... I was just wondering who in the comm uses a Mac, and what tips and softwares would you recommend?  Is there a better (fairly cheap) editing software than Final Cut Express?  What do you use for obtaining source?

I currently use Vegas Movie Studio on a Dell XPS 710 2.8Ghz quad-core with 4GB of ram.  I was worried that the Mac might be a step down, speed-wise, but considering the PC often freezes just starting up, I'm guessing the Mac would be more efficient?  I am planning to run Windows on it via Boot Camp so I can still use Vegas, but would prefer to learn Final Cut if it's superior.

Would love to hear tips and opinions.
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