First of all I wanted to know what all the wedding videographers were using to edit, Final Cut Pro (MAC) or Premiere (PC), Sony Vegas?
Im currently using a 3yr old premiere system with a matrox x100 and its about time to step up a gear. I was really up for getting a Mac etc, but when I learnt it takes really long to render material (reading on the apple forums) it has now put in doubt. of the time its going to take to render, confirm and encode. Currently using the matrox everything is pretty much realtime, which is brilliant, but its not very stable. Majority of the weddings I cover are asian which can be very lengthy, do you think a mac could cope with me editing such long timelines with effects etc..
So basically trying to get an idea of experiences with Final Cut Pro and lengthy weddings and time it takes to render, confirm and encode, based on lets say 1.45hrs of edited footage. Currently using DVCAM but most likely going to be moving to HDV..