WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12330 Members
65 Forums
73261 Topics
989328 Posts
94 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1346 Guests and 269 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 554
Washing machine 284
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 221
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 197
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 170
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 149
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 127
audi specialised pls 91
Ipad 1 charger 56
Kingsway Academy 22
New General Forums
Kingsway Academy
by lincle
Today at 10:48 AM
Theresa May and the Holy Grail
by snowhite
Yesterday at 06:17 PM
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Ipad 1 charger
by diggingdeeper
39 minutes 51 seconds ago
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by cools
Today at 11:27 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by cools
Yesterday at 09:01 PM
audi specialised pls
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 05:41 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 01:34 PM
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
Yesterday at 01:11 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 11:03 AM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
24th Jun 2017 12:03pm
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
24th Jun 2017 10:25am
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#610489 - 27th Oct 2011 10:52pm Best computer for video editing?
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
I've not used mac before, are they good for this? Or are the intel i3 processors with a decent graphics card any good?. Any help would be nice even links to some goodies smile

Top
Google Ads
#610498 - 27th Oct 2011 10:56pm Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10282
Loc: Birkenhead
Graphics card doesn't make that much difference, plenty of hdd, memory and processor speed.

Got to be a well cooled processor, video editing can run the processor flat out for extended periods.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#610527 - 27th Oct 2011 11:18pm Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
There's nothing you could do with a mac that you can't do with a cheaper windows machine.

What exactly is it you're editing? If you're talking about 5min youtube videos any standard machine will be fine. Pick up a box from ebuyer for like 250 and that'd do the job. If you're talking about serious HD editing it'd be worth aiming for 6-8gb RAM and a decent aftermarket air heatsink for whatever CPU you end up with (i5 or i7 ideally).
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#610545 - 27th Oct 2011 11:33pm Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
TheComputerLab Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 18th May 2011
Posts: 1249
Loc: Wallasey
IMO:

People prefer using a mac for editing not only because a top of the range mac is much more powerful than say a top end Dell BUT because the Mac has a better OS for things like video and music related things.

the top end mac costs... wait for it... 16000!

You can however if you want a MAC but cant afford one build a Hack! hackintosh is a MAC OSX operating system running on a normal PC. exactly the same in every way, you can even get a mouse and keyboard.

a budget of about 1000 will see you with the perfect PC for video editing, Ram is quite cheap at the moment so i would even consider putting 12gb in, nice 120gb solid state drive and an i7.

If your budget is sub 500 quid though... i5 and 8gb of ram should get you started.

I love buying top notch computers!!

just spotted this, have a watch of the vid.

http://www.hackintosh.com/#hackintosh_compatible


Edited by TheComputerLab (27th Oct 2011 11:35pm)

Top
#610571 - 27th Oct 2011 11:48pm Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
Laraine Offline
Member

Registered: 21st Oct 2011
Posts: 65
Loc: Moreton
Apple do a mac mini, we have one for graphics work and its far superior to a PC, and far more stable, you just need to get a monitor and an apple keyboard as when you buy it, you just get the mac. You can sometimes get them on ebay,
Laraine

Top
#610589 - 28th Oct 2011 12:02am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Laraine]
Laraine Offline
Member

Registered: 21st Oct 2011
Posts: 65
Loc: Moreton
Originally Posted By: Laraine
Apple do a mac mini, we have one for graphics work and its far superior to a PC, and far more stable, you just need to get a monitor and an apple keyboard as when you buy it, you just get the mac. You can sometimes get them on ebay,
Laraine


opps forgot the link
http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

Top
#610591 - 28th Oct 2011 12:04am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
When it comes to macs this link will help:

http://i.imgur.com/H4CK4.jpg
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#610604 - 28th Oct 2011 12:12am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
GrandMasterFlash Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 12th May 2010
Posts: 2492
Loc: at a computer
Don't forget themacuser.org

I'm kidding, don't go there tease

Top
#610714 - 28th Oct 2011 9:11am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: GrandMasterFlash]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Lul, can't shocksite me XD
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#610761 - 28th Oct 2011 11:06am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: ex0__]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
Originally Posted By: ex0__
There's nothing you could do with a mac that you can't do with a cheaper windows machine.

What exactly is it you're editing? If you're talking about 5min youtube videos any standard machine will be fine. Pick up a box from ebuyer for like 250 and that'd do the job. If you're talking about serious HD editing it'd be worth aiming for 6-8gb RAM and a decent aftermarket air heatsink for whatever CPU you end up with (i5 or i7 ideally).


yer I use HD MP4 and AVCHD Format up to 120FPS, My current Desktop is a self build quadcore 3gbRam 1gb ATI on win7 (about 3-4 years old I think). I dont know If I should just upgrade my current PC... I have the funds to buy a good spec one but as you posted that link before I know building my own is better/cheaper I just havent got a clue whats good anymore or where to buy from. Im gonna have a look on that ebuyer now.

Top
#610769 - 28th Oct 2011 11:21am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: TheComputerLab]
little_pob Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 30th May 2008
Posts: 444
Loc: Upton
Are Macs any good at video editing? Any of the current range will be allow you to do some type of video editing. (As long as you aren't talking about the AppleTV ;))

You will more than likely get better spec for the money by going for a Windows or Linux based machine. However, if you post your budget, form factor (i.e. desktop or laptop) and the Mac you are looking at we can say for certain one way or the other.
Originally Posted By: TheComputerLab
...
the top end mac costs... wait for it... 16000!
The most expensive system listed on the Mac webstore is the Mac Pro "12 core" (2x 6 core Intel Xeon processors) for 4083. Whilst you will need a monitor with that, even the 27" Apple Cinema Display is 'only' 899.

Top
#610772 - 28th Oct 2011 11:27am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
little_pob Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 30th May 2008
Posts: 444
Loc: Upton
Originally Posted By: Wheels
Originally Posted By: ex0__
There's nothing you could do with a mac that you can't do with a cheaper windows machine.

What exactly is it you're editing? If you're talking about 5min youtube videos any standard machine will be fine. Pick up a box from ebuyer for like 250 and that'd do the job. If you're talking about serious HD editing it'd be worth aiming for 6-8gb RAM and a decent aftermarket air heatsink for whatever CPU you end up with (i5 or i7 ideally).


yer I use HD MP4 and AVCHD Format up to 120FPS, My current Desktop is a self build quadcore 3gbRam 1gb ATI on win7 (about 3-4 years old I think). I dont know If I should just upgrade my current PC... I have the funds to buy a good spec one but as you posted that link before I know building my own is better/cheaper I just havent got a clue whats good anymore or where to buy from. Im gonna have a look on that ebuyer now.

Depending on budget: Intel i5 2500K or i7 2600K in a H67 or Z68 chipset motherbaord. 8GB+ of DDR3 1600MHz. 120/128GB SATA3 SSD for a boot drive. 1-2TB HDD for storage drives. BluRay burner...

Either recycle your graphics card or add in nothing lower than the GeForce 550Ti or Radeon HD 5770.

Top
#610788 - 28th Oct 2011 11:44am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Wheels]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Could prob get away with a 64gb boot drive (OCZ Vertex 2 or something) and make sure you get a decent case (HAF - X is awesome if you don't mind shelling out for it) with a decent top fan and a few quiet 120mm's. A good PSU (coolermaster gold or corsair tx 750w) would help as well.

Also you'll want a decent aftermarket cooler to go with i5/i7, worth picking up a H50 from amazon to cool it. Doesn't really count as watercooling since it's just a block and a pump/rad combined but they perform quite well.
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#611555 - 29th Oct 2011 9:39am Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: ex0__]
Landy_Andy Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th Aug 2007
Posts: 221
Loc: wallasey, Wirral
Originally Posted By: ex0__
There's nothing you could do with a mac that you can't do with a cheaper windows machine.

What exactly is it you're editing? If you're talking about 5min youtube videos any standard machine will be fine. Pick up a box from ebuyer for like 250 and that'd do the job. If you're talking about serious HD editing it'd be worth aiming for 6-8gb RAM and a decent aftermarket air heatsink for whatever CPU you end up with (i5 or i7 ideally).


Must be a cheepskate windoze user with no idea of what you want whatsover.... Do not listen to this bullshit...If you seriously want to play video a Mac it HAS to be !!!

For him I guess a Mac is an item of clothing for when it is pissing down outside!

Top
#611844 - 29th Oct 2011 4:41pm Re: Best computer for video editing? [Re: Landy_Andy]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Check out that picture I linked above Andy. The mac section? That's all about you. Keep hugging that 2k apple while I edit the same videos on my 300 nix box that runs faster than your mac did when you first got it.

There's 3 types of people that get macs:

1) professional djs/music/photo engineers that are power users (about 0.01% of mac users fall into this category)
2) people that like shiny apple hardware and have more money than sense (about 9.99% of users)
3) people that take advice from people like you because they don't know better (the other 90% of users)
_________________________
-----
1337

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
For Sale & Free
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
Yesterday at 02:34 PM
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 10th Apr 2008
Posts: 13467
Newest Members
OwenChristian, DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960
12330 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
turnip (26)
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Kingsway Academy 22
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 4:45am
Sunset Mon 9:45pm
Local Time Mon 6:35pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .