Looking for a Cheap video editting solution

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by wyatt23, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

    wyatt23

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    My friend wants to make some short documentaries and music videos for his band, but he's got a dell and would like some iMovie sweetness.

    he's looking at a G4 Mini. Do you think this would suite him well?
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    as long as he maxes the ram, he should be ok for what he'll be doing.

    best thing to do with those types of filming is to keep it simple.

    I did a music video, and it got complicated fairly quick. if you wish to see it, I will point you in the direction of where to view.

    I use Final Cut mainly at home and Avid at college... both very good pieces of software
     
  3. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

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    If he can look to get an Intel mini with a dual core chipset, that will help greatly on the encoding side.
     
  4. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    If he wants them to look professional, he should hire one. It will cost... but compared to the hours and $$$ he'll spend buying equipment/software, he's better off having a pro do his stuff. Music videos are short and documentaries are EASY to edit. He won't be spending nearly as much in comparison to an 80 minute feature.

    It's the indie film guys that are hard to work with. High expectations with low budgets.
     
  5. wyatt23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wyatt23

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    he's not looking to go too fancy. he wants a mac, and if he can do what he wants to on this one, then all will be fine.
     
  6. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    low end intel mac with 2GBs would be a decent deal
     
  7. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    For Intel cpu's, try to find a Core2Duo and steer clear of CoreDuo.

    A couple gig of RAM minimum but try to swing four gig if you think you may work on anything other than short clips.
     

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