Fabian9931 wrote in post #16579538
Hello everyone, I am sure this has been over the internet a million times. I just need some help. I am currently using a HP laptop that is very slow and can't handle video editing and specially the previewing. Rendering takes forever. I am running 60D vids.
Current set up:
sony vegas 10
HP Laptop (old and slow)
Canon 60D videos (HD)
I am looking to start with a fresh computer. Theres always that talk about Mac. I have apple products but nothing for a computer. I am scared to get one because I've been using a PC my whole life. What do I do? I do videos as a hobby, not professionally. I am torn between a PC with i5 proc 8mb of ram laptop, sony brand with sony movie software on there already. Or should i commit to a Mac and learn the whole platform. If i do would i just use the software that comes with it? imovie? or should i get an additional software? Should i just get a desktop?
Although you have mentioned Sony Vegas, you might look at “Optimizing Hardware Systems for Adobe® Premiere, After Effects, SpeedGrade, and PS" found at http://www.adobe.com …erformance-whitepaper.pdf for information, at least for Adobe CS6, regarding cores, hyperthreading, RAM, graphic cards, and the amount of graphic card memory.
Adobe CS6 is still offered in a perpetual license rather than requiring a monthly subscription. Large educational discounts are available for many teachers and students (which may or may not be of use to you). It is available for Apple and for PCs.
Desktops will usually give you more video processing power for the money spent than a laptop. SSDs are very useful for boot and cache drives, although large video files are often put on spinning hard-drives because of the cost of large SSDs.
Some people like Apple computers, some like PCs. I suggest you use the search thread on this forum, there are a number of threads. Your choice of software might push you towards a certain platform.
The Adobe White Paper contains a lot of useful information regarding hardware optimization.