In some of my free time I like to "try" and make short films with my brother. As of late I have just been really focusing on effects and trying to learn how to do them and make them look half way decent.
While Windows does offer me some nice programs to do video editing and what-not in. It really looks to me like Macintosh is the place to be for Video Effect, Video Editing and what not.
A while back Lifehacker posted an article about making a cheap Macintosh since Apple pretty much uses all the same hardware as a Windows system does now.
This is the link :here: if anyone is interested in seeing the build they did.. So I was considering building one instead of spending a bunch of money on an actual Apple system.
Well I still really do not have any money so I have been considering doing 2 things. First I was going to Convert my Desktop PC (which is in the spec's in my signature) over to OS X.
I was also considering running a VM (Virtual Machine) on my Laptop with OS X. (My Laptop is where I actually do all my editing anyways.) My Laptop is a Powerhouse. At least compared to my Desktop it is.
Display 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Glossy Screen (1920x1080)
Processor - Intel i7-740QM, 1.73-2.93GHz
Video Card - nVidia GeForce GTX 460M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5
RAM - (8GB) DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
(2x) HDD - 500GB (w/ 4GB SSD Memory) Seagate XT 7200RPM NCQ Hybrid 32MB Cache
I was curious if anyone had any experience running either the Home-made Hacintosh or the VM - Hackintosh?
If so, how did it run? How did you like it? Would you recommend it to me for video editing and what not?
If I switched my Desktop over it would not only be for Video Editing but it would be for my Day-to-Day internet surfing trolling the forums n junk.
Anyways that's about it! Let me know. I guess even if you have not done it. Let me know what you think about the idea.