Movie Making - Hardware and Software

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

  1. greenapple766 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    3-D animation

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

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    Thanks for the suggestions! :)

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    What about camcorders?

    And editing?

    And ...?
     

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