buying system for film finish

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I know this forum says video, so if I am posting in the wrong place
please redirect me.

Prices on editing systems have come down so much that it seems crazy
to rent a system when i can buy one for less than the cost of the
rental. I am post supering a feature. I don't need bells & whistles,
I need a system that can produce a clean negative cut list. I'd like
to hear from film cutters about their prefrences.

I have done many shows on Avid, but none with Final Cut Pro, and none
on Premiere. (10 years ago I owned a D Visiion. LOL) Also, how does
Avid on PC compare to the Avid on Mac?
 
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stick with AVID on a PC.
"postzz1" <postzz1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I know this forum says video, so if I am posting in the wrong place
> please redirect me.
>
> Prices on editing systems have come down so much that it seems crazy
> to rent a system when i can buy one for less than the cost of the
> rental. I am post supering a feature. I don't need bells & whistles,
> I need a system that can produce a clean negative cut list. I'd like
> to hear from film cutters about their prefrences.
>
> I have done many shows on Avid, but none with Final Cut Pro, and none
> on Premiere. (10 years ago I owned a D Visiion. LOL) Also, how does
> Avid on PC compare to the Avid on Mac?
 
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"nappy" <nappy@nappy.no.spam.com> wrote in message

> stick with AVID on a PC.

What is the benefit? Is it just that the hardware is cheaper for PC?
 
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"postzz1" <postzz1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "nappy" <nappy@nappy.no.spam.com> wrote in message
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> > stick with AVID on a PC.
>
> What is the benefit? Is it just that the hardware is cheaper for PC?

If you're editing film for matchback, you're not doing effects. You're doing
simple all-cuts editing.
Avid has more experience in EDL generation than any other company.

And you know Avid, so it's a no-brainer.
 
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"postzz1" <postzz1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "nappy" <nappy@nappy.no.spam.com> wrote in message
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> > stick with AVID on a PC.
>
> What is the benefit? Is it just that the hardware is cheaper for PC?

The hardware is most definately cheaper. If you are already AVID savvy.. you
might hate FCP. If you've never used another editor you'll like FCP.

I have a real problem with Macs in general. They are WAY overpriced for how
slow they are and to have to depend on a single company for everything is
instinctively wrong for me. Especially after a phone call or two to their
tech support people. I'll never make that mistake again.

BUT.. More to the point, FCP is simply klutzy! I have laid out my gripes a
thousand times. But like I tell everyone esle.. go to lafcpug.org and see
what the USER'S group is saying about it.

The thing about the AVIDs I have noticed is whenI send them off on a task
that might take a long time.. They are usually running when I come back. Not
so with the G4/FCP combo. It is far less dependable than anything I have
ever used.