About to get my 1st Mac...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frankton, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Frankton macrumors newbie

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    In about 1 week, I'm taking the plunge. I read so many posts in the last year, and thanks to this community, I've made a decision.

    rMBP... 15" 2.5GHz, stock.

    I've been an IT pro for years, and I'm pretty good with Linux and Windows, but only rarely did anything with Mac. Recently, I started my own media production company, and I've been studying the reasons for and against certain programs and OS's. I already have an iPad Air (64GB LTE) and a few iPhones.

    What I really need to know is, what are some good programs for HD video post-production? I don't have a big budget, so the cheaper, the better. I'm not making 2-hour movies, so I don't need a Mac Pro, and I'm usually on-the-go with all this, so mobility is key. I also need to make proper, switchable captioning with DVD and Blu-Ray creation.

    Thanks everyone!
    (First post, too!)

    Frank
     
  2. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    Hey Frank!

    iMovie is included with the computer and it certainly handles HD videos on the cheap. If you're looking for a professional-grade solution, Final Cut Pro X is your best bet on a budget (as it doesn't require a monthly subscription).

    Adobe Creative Cloud is a great option as well, but it is licensed on a monthly basis.

    I own a production company myself, and I would definitely go for Final Cut based on what you said.
     
  3. Frankton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    It does look like Final Cut is the way to go.

    Captioning for the hearing impaired audience is important to me. When I make DVDs, I need to make sure the "subtitle" or "caption" button on an individual's DVD/Blu-Ray player works as it does for normal "Hollywood" videos.

    I can't find the answer on Apple's website to this question. Does anyone happen to know if that works in FCP?

    Will I need to buy additional software or plugins?
     

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