3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2010 3:54 PM by Adele Rey

    Building a new production suite:  Is MAC or WINDOWS better?

    Adele Rey

      In times past MAC was the hero in production and editing suites.  Is this still true today?  Please give the pros and cons of both as necessary.  Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Building a new production suite:  Is MAC or WINDOWS better?
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          This is a discussion for the http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/hardware_forum section

           

          Just above the message list is Hardware Guidance -- Look here first, it's the best way to start

           

          Click the selection window just below that heading, and select an article to read... then click the GO button

          1 person found this helpful
          • 2. Re: Building a new production suite:  Is MAC or WINDOWS better?
            Level 4

            now its shifting to windows with CS5, but the computer should be custom built...

             

            someone like this

             

            http://www.adkvideoediting.com/

             

            unless you can do it yourself

             

            There are a few issues yet to be ironed out with cs5 but most people find ways to work around them..

            The biggest draw to people used to FCP and Avid is the speed and workflow of CS5 and relatively less expensive PC and also ( according to some ) the fact that FCP ( for example) hasn't been really updated for a long time now and apple is more into iphones at the moment...stuff like that.

             

            another example: recently there is anger among users over apples decision to use only ATI video cards, and dont offer Nvidia even as an OPTION in new computer...essentially deciding not to provide any Nvidia stuff....

            Some feel this is because Nvidia entered into an agreement with adobe to help develop the mercury playback engine...

             

            STuff like that is turning FCP users to CS5 and PC

            1 person found this helpful
            • 3. Re: Building a new production suite:  Is MAC or WINDOWS better?
              Adele Rey Level 1

              Thanks.  If there are any more suggestions/recommendations for the new build that you'd like to offer I'd greatly appreciate it.  I'm receiving conflicting reports regarding the choice system.  The absence of Nvidia in Mac is often mentioned but some still say Mac over Windows.  I'm undecided.  Hopefully, CS6 will smooth out the kinks of CS5.