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Pro user vs. old pro mac challenge

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Lil Chillbil, Apr 4, 2013.

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    Lil Chillbil

    So yet again I randomly decide to take a PowerPc challenge. This time its with my old faithful Powerbook G4 that I will be using over the course of the next 4 days to import 3 hours of footage from Mini Dv camcorders onto its small 60 gig hdd. Edit it together in Premiere pro cs3, then put it into after effects cs3 before burning the finished movie to 50 dvds on the powerbooks superdrive before I will allow myself to go back to my intel mac. These Challenges are some things I do to keep myself appreciating the hardware that I have.

    So far I am in the process of installing Cs3 and it works great for internet no bad webpages displayed. Flash is easily replaced with html5 on youtube and many other site, Twitter and facebook run great and so far no real complaints for what it has to work with. The Powerbook is blazing hot so I put it on a cooling pad with fans blowing under it and the powerbooks fans on full blast while editing or rendering. The way I see it is that if this is what the pros used in 2004 then its good enough for me.

    At least for now...
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    Lil Chillbil

    damn... PowerPC forums are slowwwwwwww todayyyyyyy....

    but anyways I have an update for all of you, I have finished editing the 4 hour film and have started rendering the movie in 480p widescreen format to give you an idea of the speed it says 2 days remaining in the render sequence and the processor is at full and has been for several minutes all of the ram is in use and its heating up to 175+ degrees Fahrenheit on the outer case. God knows how hot the insides are, So I have ramped up fans speeds to full on both the cooling pad and the powerbook and have turned the a/c in my house down to 52

    more updates after I cook my eggs on the lid :p
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    How fast and what size is your PowerBook? Sounds like a fun challenge. I still use PowerPC systems daily, but I'm not cutting video anymore either.
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    Lil Chillbil

    1.33ghz 12 inch, 768mb ram 64mb vram special broken screen edition :p
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    Throw down a frozen 22-pound turkey next to the hard drive, and you'll have Thanksgiving dinner in an hour.:eek:
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    So what your saying is:

    I'm truly bored so I'm gonna visit 2003 with 2011 standard and post a record or the event.

    If you can't appreciate your Mac Pro with it's little SSD then maybe you should sell it and build a hack maybe then you can appreciate it. :cool:
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    Lil Chillbil

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    I thought PrPro CS3 only supported intel CPU's?
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    I sort of tried this last summer with my PowerBook g4 before I got the ssd and I could do everything I had done with my macbook except flash content, At this point I have computers that have far more power so I can do just about anything. I might say goodbye to the PowerPC world in a few months
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    Hmm. Perhaps I should re-try my installer then...
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    Lil Chillbil

    Challenge Complete and before my deadline too. Next time I am going to make it a even bigger challenge, why not 3d rendering in maya on a stock blue and white g3? :D
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    Why on earth would you do that? Anyways, that's without all of the altivec goodies, so it would take weeks.
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    Lil Chillbil

    It was a joke :rolleyes:
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    I thought/hoped so.
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    Lil Chillbil

    yeah, Though I would like to upgrade a Beige G3 to its absolute max, and use that for maya

    that will be my challenge this summer
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    That'll be boring.

    "2 days in and we've got us another second here."
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    Lil Chillbil

    Jeese, buzzkill :p
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    Exactly. It won't be a 'challenge', just a pain in the backside.
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    Lil Chillbil

    Well I am on Skype with my razor scooter right now Mothayacka

    OwnagePranks refrence :rolleyes:
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    Slightly off topic but:

    Did Adobe make separate intel and ppc Premier Pro CS3 installers? Mine seems to only be able to complain about my CPU lacking SSE2 (an intel only thing AFAIK).

    G4 14inch iBook, 1.33ghz.
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    Lil Chillbil

    you must get cs3 for mac silly :p
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    Of course I have it for mac :p it wouldn't start otherwise.

    Its incredibly confusing considering After Effects CS3 installed (and runs) just fine.
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    Looks like it requires Intel:

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    I noticed that as I was searching just now.

    So what was Lil Chillbil doing running PrPro on PPC?

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