Bill Howard of PC Magazine provides a checklist and shopping list for video-editing hobbyists in his article, “Defining DV Upward.” Howard states, “First, get a tricked-out PC with a 3-GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB drive, a DVD recorder (plus or minus RW doesn’t matter, since you’ll want to create write-once DVD-Rs), and a 21-inch monitor or bigger. Video editing stresses PCs, so alternatively, you could buy virtually any Macintosh and do a better job. iMovie software is dazzling. That said, Apple’s lead isn’t as comfortable as you’re led to believe by the Macolytes.” Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Although we beg to differ on the last sentence, Howard strikes a blow for truth in the deep dark pages of PC Magazine. As usual, we hate the thought of the average Joe computer user suffering through another task on a Wintel PC when the Mac solution would be so much better and easier. Let’s hope Howard’s readers don’t gloss over his point about Macintosh and digital video editing.