December 25, 2016 at 8:18PM, Edited December 25, 8:20PM
Should I go with a Mac or a PC? (Premiere vs. Final Cut vs. Media Composer)
I'm teaming with a friend which owns two Ursa Mini 4.6Ks plus all the equipment we need to start filming our short films. I told him that I was going take care of post production. I really don't have a budget, I can pay whatever as long as it's going to be useful.
I need to take care of Sound, Music, Editing, Color Correction, Special Effects, etc. So my needs will be around using an editing software, Pro Tools, a color correction software, Maya, 3ds Max (this is actually a secondary need), and Photoshop.
So my two options are going with a Mac Pro (hopefully if they release a new one), or just going with a MacBook Pro and adding an external GPU or something like that. For my PC options I would just build a crazy PC with Titan XPs in SLI with some crazy Xeon processor or something.
I know if I go with Mac I should go with Final Cut Pro X I have never tried it, so I would like to hear some opinions about it. Or if I get a PC just going with the Adobe Suite going back to Premiere. I don't know which one could be better for me. I want to work on short films with impeccable quality. Plus I'll start doing some YouTube to get some views at first but I want to produce Studio quality content.
Anyway if I go with a Mac I think the best option for color correction would be Resolve. But where does it run better on mac or PC? And for music. Pro Tools works better on Mac or PC? I primarily use Waves plugins.
Some of the software I use is for PC only but I mean I can use it through Bootcamp which is amazing, and I can add an eGPU like the Titan XP or something just to get better performance for non mac optimized software like my Autodesk software or gaming.
So finally in general for Post Production what should I go with? Should I work with Final Cut, Premiere or Media Composer? What will it fit my needs for YouTube and my upcoming short films better?
Thank you so much for your help.