Movie Making - Hardware and Software

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by greenapple766, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. greenapple766 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2007
    Hi there!

    Can anyone recommend good (and relatively affordable) hardware and software for movie making? (everything from camcorders, audio, editing, etc).

    Thanks so much! :)
  2. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    Mac Workstation (a studio desktop machine):

    Mac Pro 2.66Ghz, 4-6GB RAM, ATI X1900, Wireless & Bluetooth. 1x150GB 10k Raptor as a boot drive, and three 750GB drives in a Raid 0 format for media storage.

    Along with this you will need a 2TB backup system, or something similar to backup the three 750GB drives in Raid 0 format.
  3. magicjames92 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007
    He said affordable-
    I have a macbook 2ghz with 1gb ram and final cut express: $1600
    it works pretty well but the display is small (its a laptop) but i love it and needed a laptop so. You will want an ext hard drive.
    500gb $320 or 250gb $100 or 320gb $200
    and if u want another moniter youre gettin pricey
  4. Lord Flashheart macrumors regular

    Lord Flashheart

    Apr 10, 2007
    Cardiff by the Sea, CA
    For affordable, I agree with the poster above. MacBook Pro, at least 2GB ram, external HD and maybe a Dell 24" LCD for the external monitor with Final Cut Express. You could even go with a loaded 24" imac and Final Cut Express. Wouldn't be the fastest, but is fast enough for many. All depends on your needs. If you need more, then a midrange Mac Pro.
  5. spaceguy43095 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2007
    3-D animation

    If you are interested in any 3-d animation, blender is awesome software. Go to and download it for free.
  6. greenapple766 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestions! :)

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    What about camcorders?

    And editing?

    And ...?

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