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Author: Topic: advice for FCP & G5 please

Posted: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 03:38PM
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Hi there,

I am new to macs and HDV too. i am use to editing dv footage in adobe premiere pro2, but with the purchase of a sony Z1 i want to take full advantage of the HDV aspect of it, so im migrating to macs!!!

I was wondering if anyone could give any advice on a few things:

Im looking at getting a second hand G5 powermac from ebay (UK) but im not too sure whats specs to get, but i dont want to spend a fortune, hence why im going second hand, so bare that in mind:-

1.what processor should i be looking at? i have been looking at around 2.5GHZ, but is this necessary, or will 2GHZ be just as good - performance wise editing HDV footage! and whats the difference between dual core and quad?

2. i was thinking of about 4gb ram, is this necessary?

3. i wanted two hard-drives, obviously, but what sizes do u reccomend for both?

4. on the software side of things... if i buy final cut studio, do i need anything else to put the hdv footage onto a dvd?

5. i hear that u can get around 20mins of hdv footage onto a dvd, but how does this work and does it play on a normal dvd player?

thanks for your advice,


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Author: Topic: Re: advice for FCP & G5 please

Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:02PM
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Get fastest g5 u can afford, quad if poss
The more ram the better
The largest drives u can afford
60 mins HD on a DVD but will only play on mac with latest system software. No chance on a DVD player, no news yet if playable on new HVDVD players.
You will need dvd studio pro to author hddvd in any event

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