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    dave that computer will run fine, IF you are just doing cuts and wipes. Any graphics and that thing will be moving like a yak in the winter. does Adobe not handle HDV? i don't know, because i have been using macs since way before i could get my hands on a HD cam
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    Leopard has landed. All the Mac users have migrated, except some whose Macs don't match up to the specs, and me.

    Adobe does handle HDV.
    A friend of mine got his Premiere recently and they gave him installation discs for BOTH Mac and PC! And he does his work on a PC back home and translate that onto his Mac in office. I think it's a pretty good deal.

    I'm not sure abt Apple's desktops (we'd pretty much prefer to run just FC express as it's quite punishing to push iMacs/Macbooks to handle FCP).

    Anyhow Dave although things might go a little 'slower' with the iMac, I think it's a good interim period to get yourself used to FCP before you go full swing, get the monster and (perhaps) be fully mac'intized!

    Time to switch (soon)
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    Very quick reply here, I'm having another one of my panic-filled weeks where I can't fit everything in.

    I did it - got the iMac as outlined in my last post. Haven't had any time to play with it, but it looks nice

    I'll let you know how it goes when I start firing some HDV footage at it.
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    Glad you like it

    Keep us posted of your attempts!
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    Quick update:
    Tiger ran great (I ran it for about a week to get the feel for it). Then I installed the free upgrade to Leopard and it started crashing about once per day. I wasn't happy but the patch that recently came out seems to have fixed it.

    The next problem is the network speed. I can't get above a crawl so I haven't been able to transfer video files between the Mac and PCs. I've decided to do a long-overdue upgrade to a gigabit network and I'll get a local networking guru to come in and tweak the settings. Hopefully I'll be good to go then.
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    Hmm.. Dave, you have Tiger OS too? One suggestion is to run Leopard and not 'upgrade' it... A clean installation seems to be the cure to most of the issues that OS 10.4 - OS 10.5 switchers are facing now...

    Mac users alert:
    1. For those on Tiger (like me), there's a new OS update to 10.4.11 and Pro applications 2007-02 update (for FCP studio users)
    2. Updates for Firefox 2.0.0.10 is available (those who are not exactly fans of Safari like me)
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    Well it hasn't crashed since installing the 10.5.1 updagade, so hopefully all is good.
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    just wait until you get the Mac Pro. as the daughter of a true mac-aholic (dad has at least one of every single mac ever made) i never realised how good they where until i reach high school and started graphic design. suddenly i was having to use 10 steps instead of the mac one. once you cross over you'll never go back i promise.

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