im a beginning editor, and currently in the process of enrolling within either the acadeny of art, or san francisco state, and planning on majoring in motion pictures and televsion/cinema..
i need editing setup for now and throughout college, and i need opinions on a more brute studio clater down the road..
but for now i was thinking:
2.5GHz, 15", 4G macbook pro
and either final cut pro, or final cut express..
im not sure whether i need pro throughout or not..
and if i dont, then would it still be a good idea to get it?
or should i just stick with express
and the external monitor is amust according to a lot of people, and im starting to agree, but whats your opinion..need it or no?
and later down the road after i graduate and start looking to edit for real..what setup should i get? i heard that a mac pro w/ 2 external monitors and Final cut studio[FCP, soundtrack, motion, etc] will suffice, but im still not sure
so what do i need now and throughout college, and what will i need after college and start working??
any input will help!!!!!!!!!!