I am new to macs and HDV too. i am use to editing dv footage in adobe premiere pro2, but with the purchase of a sony Z1 i want to take full advantage of the HDV aspect of it, so im migrating to macs!!!
I was wondering if anyone could give any advice on a few things:
Im looking at getting a second hand G5 powermac from ebay (UK) but im not too sure whats specs to get, but i dont want to spend a fortune, hence why im going second hand, so bare that in mind:-
1.what processor should i be looking at? i have been looking at around 2.5GHZ, but is this necessary, or will 2GHZ be just as good - performance wise editing HDV footage! and whats the difference between dual core and quad?
2. i was thinking of about 4gb ram, is this necessary?
3. i wanted two hard-drives, obviously, but what sizes do u reccomend for both?
4. on the software side of things... if i buy final cut studio, do i need anything else to put the hdv footage onto a dvd?
5. i hear that u can get around 20mins of hdv footage onto a dvd, but how does this work and does it play on a normal dvd player?