December 17, 2017 at 8:14AM
Upgrade camera or computer?
First apologies if this has been asked a million times. I guess it's kind of particular anyway...
I'm at a point where I desperately need to upgrade my computer. I've been looking at investing in a mac desktop as I would be using it to run Resolve Lite and hopefully the Adobe Suite. However, I am an aspiring cinematographer and my kit is not great. I'm still on a DSLR T5i, I don't have much in lighting, and my lenses are less than ideal (kit). I was in school until recently so I was able to use higher end cameras through that.
My question is- should I spend my money on upgrading to a powerhouse computer, or buy a more basic or used computer and invest in new gear? If you think I should spend less on a computer what do you suggest? I really just need it to do some editing and to view files I shot. I would like to run Resolve to gain more familiarity with the program but not actually do any serious grades. Thanks so much for any help.
Ps. My budget is around $2500 right now.