Re: Digital Conversion

Rick Faaberg (rfaaberg@attbi.com)
Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:46:23 -0800 (PST)

On 12/5/02 1:02 PM, "Mark W. Kopp" <iu8film@iu08.org> sent this out:

> I am definitely not fond of the Mac,

I'll let that one be. You must have your reasons. :-)

I wouldn't buy anything other than Mac OS machines unless there was critical
software only available on PC.

> but would be willing to use [Mac]

That makes more sense. :-)

> ...decidedly, the way to go.

I don't think decisions are ever that black and white. And, frankly,
although I'd stick with the Mac platform for my needs, one would certainly
have to take a look at those (what are they?) 3.0 gHz Pentiums. High
performance is always a good thing.

If you're talking encoding only, a PC would probably work fine. If you're
talking A/D encoding, editing, compression, transcode for streaming, DVD
authoring, et al, I'd go for/stay on Mac OS.

Have you checked out for example:

http://www.apple.com/creative/
http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/
http://www.apple.com/shake/
http://www.apple.com/dvdstudiopro/
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qtss/

http://www.discreet.com/products/cleaner/

I know a couple of people who "switched" to Mac for video ops after trying
hard on their PCs. I don't have any direct experience trying to do a lot of
video stuff on PCs (the idea makes me shudder) so I can't answer your
ultimate question in your message - sorry.

IMHO (No platform war intended... And sorry if I strayed off the focus of
the videolib list)

Regards,

Rick Faaberg