I have the iMac 5K and it is a wonderful machine. I seldom use it as I'm on the road all the time and end up doing all my editing (4K content) on a MacBook Air working off an external drive. The editing piece is fine with the MacBook Air, but the rendering time for 4K video is pretty brutal. If you don't need to be on the go all the time and can sit at your desk for the editing, then the iMac is a strong contender. Considering you get a 27 inch 5K display, the computer is practically free of charge.Just getting started with my new I1. Computer place tried to tell me I had to drop $2000 for Apple computer with 4k monitor if I wanted decent editing capability. Comments?
Any body have luck editing on a iPad with movie maker.Sorry if this has already been covered but I am having frustration with editing 4K on a fairly new Dell business machine. Is there a thin free editor app that works well with 4K. I have tried the GoPro free app but it takes about 6 months to render video. The video comes out great but I requires a half day to edit a 5min video. Any advice?
What are people using for software? Just got my I1 and am a PC guy. Want something intermediate that won't be totally over my head.
....... Good point.. The more you use something the better you get at it.. But my vote went to FCPX... They are both pretty good, you just have to get your workflow down.I went pretty crazy researching what to use on my pc as I had elements once and learned quickly that what looks economical becomes expensive as you learn how to do a good job and the tools you need to do it. I ended up buying the entire Cyberlink suite way back in the spring and have been so happy with it I just updated everything to their latest versions. They've done a great job of allowing you to be a productive noob while providing the tools if you're a Hollywood caliber editor. The software's human interface is instinctual so you won't be sitting reading pages of how tos just import and go. The more you use it the better you get and the more the program will teach you.
I just bought another iMac maxed out and it cost me 6k.Just getting started with my new I1. Computer place tried to tell me I had to drop $2000 for Apple computer with 4k monitor if I wanted decent editing capability. Comments?
Yes but who wants one? For pros its Mac all the way.Yea that would be a dope unit. You don't need it, but if you're serious about learning to edit it will make your life much easier.
You could also get a similarly spec'ed PC for about half the price (plus a monitor) and run Adobe premiere just fine