Name your 5 must have programs

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  1. NYguy macrumors member

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    what are 5 must have programs for editing. It can be photo, movie, or music. Im trying to get a feel for what most people use. That way I can try and master those programs.

    Help me out. Thanks :)
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    iTunes
    safari
    adium
    photoshop
    pro-E

    edit: crap- for editing... it was in the general forum... just photoshop and Pro-E i suppose...
     
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  5. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Photoshop
    FCP HD
    QuickTime Pro
    DVD SP
    iTunes
    X
     
  6. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    Adium
    iChat (for the audio/video)
    iTunes
    Safari

    yeah I'm gonna hold it down with 4
     
  7. Yebot macrumors 6502

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    iTunes
    Photoshop
    Azureus
    ProTools (<- May fall off the list soon. :-( )
    Logic
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Photoshop
    FCP
    iPhoto
    Motion
    Garageband/Soundtrack
     
  9. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Top 5 essential
    Adium
    Colloquy
    Safari
    Xcode
    Mail

    oops, I missed the "for editing" as well...
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I didn't know you could do photo, movie or music editing in Safari, iChat and Adium... :p

    I'm no power user, so mine would be:

    iTunes (if encoding, ripping, etc. is considered editing...)
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    Sound Studio
    Jam

    and for ripping, encoding, etc. of videos:

    Mac The Ripper
    Handbrake
    DVD2OneX
    (and then Toast to finish things off!) :cool:
     
  11. Kitrik macrumors member

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    Quicksilver !!! !!! !!! - iTunes integration and hotkeys is sweeeet...
    Remote Desktop (for working on my PC when I absolutely *have* to)
    Clutter
    Azureus
    VLC *or* MPlayer OSX 2 (some vids work better in one than the other)
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I'm curious, how many people actually read the guy's question? :p ;)

     
  13. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm lets see..

    1. Gimp
    2. Garageband
    3. SoundStudio
    4. WireTap Pro (I guess this would count, it gets me sounds from any source)
    5. iPhoto (have only ever used this for red eye reduction)
     
  14. Peyote macrumors 6502a

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    Fireworks
    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    iMovie
    Peak Bias


    for non-editing stuff, Quicksilver
     
  15. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    My top five for Imaging, Movies and Tunes:
    1. Photoshop
    2. Quicktime
    3. Final Cut Express
    4. DVD Studio Pro
    5. iTunes
     
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    For editing
    photoshop
    iMovie

    Thats all I use, I'm not really a power user, sorry!
     
  18. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Kind of depends of what sort of editing you're looking to do and what your budget is. There are many A/V editing tools, and many of them have purposes for different content or applications. iMovie, iDVD, and Garage Band are very good consumer-level video editing tools, whereas Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Logic, Peak, Kontakt, Reason etc. are where you might look for pro-level stuff. Then there are specialized apps like Shake and Soundtrack.

    EDIT: fixed lame spelling :)
     
  19. eva01 macrumors 601

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    adium
    safari
    mail
    photoshop
    package tracker widget :)P) with all my recent purchases this thing has been a magnificent wonderful being of ultimate power
     
  20. Lau Guest

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    I'm not a music maker, but if you could master:

    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Dreamweaver
    Flash
    Final Cut Pro

    that would be a damn good all round set of skills.
     
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    what are you doing with pro-E?

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    mine

    itunes
    tabbed browser (safari, firefox)
    adium
    acquisition
    photoshop
     
  25. highres macrumors 6502a

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    Photoshop
    InDesign
    Dreamweaver
    Extensis Portfolio
    Final Cut Pro HD
     

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