My own reasons for not liking Macs are three fold. I'll et you decide if you want to incorporate any of them.
1. The standard video format the world over is AVI. Mac's use MOV, which causes compatibility issues.
2. The standard audio format the world over is WAV. Mac's use AIFF, which causes compatibility issues.
3. The standard file system the world over is NTFS. Mac's use HFS, which causes compatibility issues.
In short, using a Mac doesn't solve problems, it creates them.
Let's all stop creating problems and just get along, shall we?
LOL. I actually don't find any of that a problem. I use both avi and mov, I use wav and aiff, and i can read and write to and from ntfs volumes on my Mac Pro. What I'm specific about is the power and performance issue, hardware compatibility etc. I'm thinking maybe running bootcamp could I get a 480 for MPE but what's the use of getting the Mac when you're not gonna be running OSX? Also the i7 vs Xeon for that media boost i'd like us to have. + the price -__-"
If Studio North is out there; how much in total did your build cost?
AND CAN A MODERATOR PLEAS MOVE THIS TO THE 'HARDWARE' SECTION?!
I accidentally posted it here.
Thanks to the Mod, and thanks for the store link John; it sure helps proving the price difference. I need a little bit more input tho. Cause MPE and $$$ are the only factors i have at the moment.
I don't do Mac, so didn't pay much attention, but I know that I've read other comments about the Mac OS not doing either multi-tasking or multi-threading very well, which causes CS5 to run slower on "sort of" equal hardware
I know that I am happy with CS5 and the computer I built http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694?tstart=0 but I really can't say much about the Mac platform
thanks for your input John.
A question for someone who does networking(or whatever the term is for this). The Boss#1 would like for all the systems here at work to 'speak to each other'. I guess that means sharing media, functionality etc. I'm not too keen on anything pertaining to networking but I can ingest and output media from the Windows dudez where they have compatibility issues. Any thoughts?
No you can't bootcamp Win 7 and use the 480GTX. I have talked to a client who was able to install Win 7 without bootcamp on a Mac with a non Mac video card but you cannot do that with Bootcamp. Bootcamp does not have the drivers for the 400 series cards.
NO NO NO !!!
There have been MANY messages about people trying to make PPro/Encore work with network files... and failing
PPro/Encore are just not designed to work with networked files... and mostly do not
Also, since PPro/Encore do not have any kind of check in/out functions, you WILL over-write each other's work if you are even able to load the files directly fron the network
The most you can do is use some other check in/out software to allow you to keep the files on a network server... check out and copy to your local computer to work... then copy back to the network server and check back in... the check in/out software being used to be sure more than one person can't work on the same file at the same time
Ah, like .... dare i say it here..... Final Cut Server.
LOL we'd be the first company in Jamaica to go so advanced a direction. Thanks once again for your input John.
I do have clients who use Adobe in a shared storage environment with multiple clients but it requires organization and specific workflow policies for the editors. it can be done but you have to setup how you want to workflow a head of time. Would be nice though if Adobe finally started taking a look at shared storage environments and tagging files in use offline or something along that line to start with.
Outfitted build from the site John gave me with all the components I wanted, 4.5k.
Outfitted Mac Pro with components I needed 7.9k
>PC 4.5k. Mac Pro 7.9k
Competition in the PC world is GREAT !!!
I edit 5D Mark II .MOV files and XHA1 HDV files on a system built specially for me by ADK.
Windows 7, CS5 installed & tested, 285GTX, 980X, 1TB OS, 2TB SOURCE, 2TB RENDER, 24GB RAM.
I contacted them, told them what I needed my system to do, and over the course of a week or so we arrived at my system.
One on one contact plus lifetime support.
Contact Scott or Eric.
They'll freely give their advice even if you don't buy a system from them, however, I would buy from them again in an instant.
Haven't had a bit of trouble with mine since I bought it in May.