Mac Mini or PC for home video editing

psburley

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I have a Dell quad core PC with adobe elements but was considering a mac mini with maybe final cut express....is it worth the spend?
I fancy a mac but my dell is a decent machine....do you think I would appreciate the mac/final cut for home movies???

Any other experiences I would gain over a PC?

thanks
 

thejadedmonkey

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While a Mac mini with FCP might be the "professional" way of doing things, that's an $800 investment right up front.

As long as Windows works for you, the "mac" part of the equation won't make any difference - if anything, it'll just be slower then your quad-core.

FCE, while very nice to use, is not necessarily worth $800. I would suggest looking at Adobe Premier Elements. It's Adobe's version of FCE, maybe a little more watered down, but it's only $100, there's a free trial, and see if that works for you.
 

psburley

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Mac Mini V pc

Final Cut express is only around $150 (£100 uk)...are there other pluses with a mac?? never had one but always wanted
 

SnowLeopard2008

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Final Cut express is only around $150 (£100 uk)...are there other pluses with a mac?? never had one but always wanted
It's not the Final Cut type of computer. It's the entry level Mac for people that want to upgrade and already have an existing display, keyboard/mouse, etc. While it can handle Final Cut Express fairly well, it's not going to replace or even perform nearly as well as your Dell.

On Windows, I would use Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas for video editing.
 

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