Ultimate Video Editing Solution-Desktop Edition

Apple has recently released the newest version of Final Cut Studio, and has made me think that you can put together an awesome video editing suite for much less than you would for a broadcast television network and all digital! Here is the solution that I have put together for video editing!

Computer: Quad Core Mac Pro


  • One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  • 3GB (3x1GB)
  • 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB
  • One 18x SuperDrive
  • Apple Mighty Mouse
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) and User’s Guide

Computer Add-ons:


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)

Adobe CS4 Production Premium Suite $1,700

  • After Effects (Motion Graphics)
  • Premeire Pro (Video editing-not as good as Final Cut)
  • Photoshop (Image Editing)
  • Flash (Animation)
  • Illustrator (Vector Graphics editing)
  • Soundbooth (Audio Editing)
  • OnLocation (Live Video Capture)
  • Encore (DVD Authoring)
  • Bridge (Media Management)
  • Device Central (Device Management)
  • Dynamic Link (Media Sharing)

Grand Total: $6,186 (Plus  applicable taxes, fees and shipping)

Instead of having a $100,000 broadcast edit suite you can have this awesome suite for les than $10,000 and has everything you need to edit video and archive with the external firewire hard drive. Although many production comapnies such as Revision3 use Macbook Pros instead of big tower computers to edit and I will be writing another blog post with a notebok version of this solution, however many of the key compenents will be similar. I also plan on writing a budget version and a full production suite version that has everthing you need for your own video production down the line. Also, this solution can be modified by reducing extra monitors, hard drives and RAM or expanded by adding more monitors, hard drives and RAM so you can make it fit your custom needs more. But, over all, this is the custom set that is built specifical for video editors!

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  1. […] colorful graphics, pleasant music, several game modes and many diverse and amusing features. Ultimate Video Editing Solution-Desktop Edition – gdovin.net 07/30/2009 Apple, Technology, Video ProductionJuly 29th, 2009 Apple has recently […]

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