Peter Jackson


emw

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Okay, I'll bite. Is it just because he's running XP on a PC attached to an Apple Cinema Display? Or is there something else I'm missing?
 

dotdotdot

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emw said:
Okay, I'll bite. Is it just because he's running XP on a PC attached to an Apple Cinema Display? Or is there something else I'm missing?
I assume thats it.

Its not stupid to do - Apple Cinema Display HDs and Studio Displays as pictured look amazing on Windows PCs.
 

WinterMute

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Jan 19, 2003
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It was wall to wall Macs during the making of LOTR, especially in the audio dept. (Yeah. I know WETA use PC's...)

Most of the post-pro was done in Protools, and he was running video conferencing on G5's and PowerBooks.
 

dubbz

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evilernie said:
Looks like an old pic. Maybe 50 or 60 lbs ago. :p
I knew there was something odd about that picture! :p

Yup, XP on Apple LCD is nothing new. Been doing that for a long time.

Edit: Being doing rarara
 

wdlove

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I'm surprised that he's using Windows XP. I remember being at MWNY in 2002. There was a technical advisor for LOTR at the Maya booth. He showed us how Maya was used on a PowerBook for the special effects of the movie.
 

WinterMute

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wdlove said:
I'm surprised that he's using Windows XP. I remember being at MWNY in 2002. There was a technical advisor for LOTR at the Maya booth. He showed us how Maya was used on a PowerBook for the special effects of the movie.
Maya's cross platform, WETA digital run it on PC's for the design and some commercial renderfarm for the rendering, although a number if their designers have PowerBooks/PM setups as well.
 

Xtremehkr

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That doesn't look like Peter Jackson to me for some reason. Maybe just a bad angle.