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I want to buy a powerful NLE system and I was thinking about the new Mac G3. Do you recommend the basic 300MHz. configuration? How much time of footage can I store with its 6GB limit? And in the 400mHZ. side, how much time can I store in the 9GB Ultra SCSI hard drive?
-- Antonio Bunt (email@example.com), May 11, 1999
Mac G3 for editing
I just bought the MAC G3 but was advised to go for the 350MHz with an extra 128ram and then get an extra 25GB harddrive (from Promax about $500) That total 31GB will allow you to capture about 2 hours of DV footage. Final cut pro is a great new editing software aswell. Good luck. Cla
-- Claire Stansfield (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 1999.
Using the B&W firewire interface with your miniDV camcorder will dump about 3.7 megs of data for every second of video. I've been using DigitalOrigins (www.digitalorigin.com) editDV 1.5 software, along with my Sony TRV900 camcorder and the results have been stunning and it's a peice of cake to use. I had to go out and grab a IBM Deskstar 22GXP (22 gig IDE drive) which runs at 7200 rpm and I've been in business ever since! I have a 350 model which comes with a stock 6GB drive, this drive captures at an avarge rate of 14-15MB/sec where the IBM drive is constantly at 24MB/s. Anyway, the MHz is more a factor when rendering video with transitions, etc. So in short, yeah get the highest speed processor your budget will allow.
-- Patrick (email@example.com), May 16, 1999.