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apple does the whole DV lifecycle. however, if there is NO solution for Mac DV people and content creators to deliver to Real, WMV and other popular cross platforms, content creators will have to go PC. they will be force to. either compressor needs to address its shortcomings, or apple decides to acquire cleaner or it faces a segment of creators move to PC. simple as that really. and compressor is still in early stages...no 2-pass VBR, no support for Sorenson 3 Pro...
refresh at beginning of the year....
HD assumming you mean hard drive and not high def. if doing on TiBook than get an external Firewire by Lacie with 7200RPM drive. FW400 for you otherwise FW800 for those capable. Best to use internal drives like SATA by Hitachi (160GB/250GB). Check pricegrabber for cheapest price and LaCie is probably the best bet on FW drives.
use Kung-Log. AWESOME-better than iBlog.
FCP4 with Livetype, Soundtrack, and many new features is awesome but there is a learning curve. FCP4 is an enormous improvement over v3 but you'll need a fast G4 system and better yet, G5 which FCP4 is now optimized for (FCP4.1 is 2x faster over 4 on renders). If you are a hobbiest, stay with iMovie but FCE is a good next step and FCP just rocks. Learn from DVD from sources apple's site (forget books, you need to see how things are performed and learn techniques,...
my two favorites are: -treo600 -danger/hiptop sidekick major thing i dont like about the P800/900 (no keyboard).
panther killed my FCP projects using FW800 drive.
apple decided to skip over the dual g5 powerbook and go straight for the quad g6 powerbook encased in kyptonite. this has been *confirmed* and you heard it here first!
I don't know but i like it alot! see mail general preferences to change
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