I originally thought I would only do one budget solution but, I decided it would make sense to make a notebook version for the editor on the go so I give to you, my portable editing suite!
Computer: 2.8 GHZ 15 Inch Macbook Pro
- 500 GB 7,200 RPM Hard drive $120
- Asus 22 inch Widescreen Monitors $170
- Maxtor 1.5 TB External Hard Drive $250
- Mini Display to DVI Adapter $30
Final Cut Studio $1,000
- Final Cut Pro (Video Editing)
- Color (Color Correction)
- Soundtrack (Audio Editing)
- Motion (Motion Graphics)
- Compressor (Compression)
- DVD Studio (DVD authoring)
Grand Total: $3,270 (Plus applicable taxes, fees and shipping)
With this version of the solution, you pay about $1,000 less although the processor is half the speed but, this is a great way to edit but, have a lot more flexibility to travel with your edit suite and to edit as you travel with or without the full components of the suite! Once again you can leave out or add additonal parts if you want the mac is a very powerful platform and would be a great way to edit on the go!