Napoleon Dynamite And The MDD

Dronecatcher

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A little reminder for when someone tells you PowerPC Macs are useless ;)

"Coon cut "Napoleon Dynamite" with Final Cut Pro 4.0 running on a dual-processor 1.42GHz Apple Power Mac G4 equipped with 1GB of RAM, two IBM 120GB internal hard drives (in addition to the computer's built-in 120GB internal hard drive), two 17-inch ViewSonic computer monitors and a Canopus ADVC-100 converter box that allowed him to hook up a 27-inch Sharp television instead of buying a pricey NTSC monitor."

https://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news-features/napoleon-dynamite-editing-indie-films-418599

 

Amethyst1

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The film was edited in 2003, using what was contemporary hardware and software at the time. I'm afraid I don't quite get what's special about that.
 

timidpimpin

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The film was edited in 2003, using what was contemporary hardware and software at the time. I'm afraid I don't quite get what's special about that.
That hardware was still used in more on an indie kind of way even back then. And FCP was still far from being the standard back then. To get big screen cinema quality out of it would have been a lot more challenging back then.
 
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