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Mac Pro on the cheap?
Nah didn't have time to read but just trying to point out that the criteria that the students have to meet does it warrant spending a fortune on hardware and software?
PC or Mac? they are both using intel chipsets so the only difference is the o/s and the price?
You pay's ur money you takes ur choice eh!
Software? The Mac Mini comes with the best video editing software IMHO, iMovie. Although I'd download the free iMovieHD from Apples website rather than use the latest v7.
If you go the PC route and are looking at editing packages I'd avoid Pinnacle.
I put that in at my last school and it was rubbish. I ended up putting Cyberlink Power Director on which came free with the video cameras we bought. This worked much better and was simple to use.
the issue is whether after that first save, where a new editing project is created and then 3-5gb of work is saved, at each subsequent modification of that project saves only what's changed...therefoe only copying over the network what's changed since the initial save. Not sure applications like imovie can work like that.
Editing locally means having to manage that file sprawl....ofcourse you can schedule a copy to be done from every machine at the end of a day to a central file server, but i think the networked video option is feasible, so long as you invest in suitable network hardware and storage.
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