Today was a long day.
It was not the first time I thought about how to edit my videos. On a PC or on a Mac? Final Cut or Avid, Lightworks, AfterEffects, Edius, Magix?
As far as I’m concerned most of editors use Avid, but there is a growing tendency of Final Cut users. So working in this industry will mean: working with Avid or Final Cut.
Pricing? Avid: 2500 Euro. Final Cut Studio: 1000 Euro. I’ve got a PC (WinXP) with a Intel DualCore 3,2GHz, 2GB RAM and a low-budget video card. None of these softwares will work on this trash can, so I’ll have to buy a new computer. And because I may need to be flexible it’ll may be a notebook.
Final Cut is the cheaper one but only works on a Mac. And a Mac is incredible expensive. And a MacBook with sufficient Power for editing is exorbital expensive.
I just finished school, and the money I work for barely covers the costs of my semi-moderate lifestyle, so I’m not well-heeled enough at all for a Mac with FCP or Avid.
So what I’m planning to do, is to upgrade my desktop PC and later on there might be some money for a laptop, which may be a Hackintosh, if you know what I mean. I don’t own any Apple products. They have style and a lot of prestige, yeah, right, but in my opinion in 85% of all choices, buying a Mac is a financial question. And for now I’m going to use Magix Video Deluxe on my crappy PC.
And again: Things can only grow.