Do or Die? Video Editing Rig

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by JoeJITSU, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. JoeJITSU macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    I have done a HUGE research and found on most video editing forums that the ONLY was for me to go is buying the new QUAD macs to keep up with todays editing programs and to "render" at fast speeds. So I am on the verge of buying an i7 and building it myself and going Hackintosh. Need more advice. Thanks
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    Without more information, I'd describe your post as saying that you can't afford the top of the line iMac or a Mac Pro, so you are hoping to build a comparable performing system with many fewer dollars.

    A simple Google search suggests these two sites are good Hackintosh resources;, OSx86.

    I think the following general advice will go triple for a Hackintosh user; If you are in the middle of a professional job, do not upgrade your system unless absolutely necessary.
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I can't recommend a hackintosh at all for serious editing. If you are a hobbiest who likes to tinker and don't work on hard deadlines knock yourself out. If you feel you need the fastest machine possible in order to edit you are putting your focus in the wrong place. Just to give you some perspective there are still G4s and G5s in Hollywood editing content that gets broadcasts nationally. Does that mean I recommend getting a G4 or G5? No, but people who do this for a living don't put machine speed above all else.

  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England
    you should look at storage as well, no point having a fast mac and running of a slow disk.

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