Final Cut Express & Aperture, best on what?

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  1. macsr4all macrumors member

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    Question on my first mac purchase.

    Is it best to purchase the big screen iMac for Final Cut Express, Aperature, Garageband or will it still work well on the 15" macbook pro? 2.33Ghz/2Gg RAM/200Gg Hard drive.

    I would like the portability of the laptop, even with the jump of the price tag. But I don't want to sacrifice the potential of these programs because of a smaller screen. If it does, I'd rather get a decked out imac and buy a cheap laptop.
     
  2. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    It'll work just fine on your MCB, but you might like more screen real estate.
     
  3. macsr4all thread starter macrumors member

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    should I go with the 17" or is that too big for the classroom or ordinay use?
     
  4. macsr4all thread starter macrumors member

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    Another choice is between the glossy widescreen or regular, any advice on which to with?
     
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    Glossy is very good when doing video work, but less good in sunlight.

    I don't think 17" would be too big. If you are primarily doing just video/graphics, you want as big as you can get.
     
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  7. D34th macrumors regular

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    Why not get the MBP and then get a second screen somewhere in the future...?
     
  8. macsr4all thread starter macrumors member

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    Does the MBP require a mac screen or will any display brand work?
     
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    Any brand will be fine. I hook mine up to my 24" Dell. Another vote for the MBP- yes, you lose out on the better video card, and the faster/larger HD, but you gain portability, if that's important.
     
  10. macsr4all thread starter macrumors member

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    what size screen is your MBP?
     
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    17", Matt, 30" HP LP3065 Monitor

    Can you wait a few more months? Next version will be able to see 4GB. In any event the 17" is the way to go and it won't be too big in class.
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    Any brand. If you can afford it, a 30" HP LP3065 with Wide Color Gamut would be the way to go. $1600 at B&H. If that's too much money then get a 24" 1920 x 1200 Dell 2407WFP for $549 refurb at the Dell Outlet.
     
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    Thanks! Can I hope to see the 4GB upgrade with everything Mac is trying to pump out here in the next little while?? ie Leapard, Santa Rosa platfom, ilife 07 etc....?
     
  13. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Whoever said that glossy is better for video work is flat-out wrong. Glossy screens look perceptually better to the non-professional for WATCHING video. For doing actual video/photo work where color accuracy matters, glossy is BAD. Get matte.
     
  14. macsr4all thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome thanks so much!
     
  15. macsr4all thread starter macrumors member

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    How long do i have to wait to buy?
     
  16. macsr4all thread starter macrumors member

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    Is Apple's mighty mouse the only mouse that will owrk on macs? Or can one purchase any brand?
     
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    Any brand mouse, wireless or wired (USB), will work. Same with keyboards.
     
  18. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    It's a 15". The graphics cards in the 17 and the 15 are the same, and will push anything up to a 30".
     

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