I've been debating between getting a Mac Pro quad core or a Core i7 machine. I'm not mainly using this for video editing, but I need to be able to. I'm really a film scorer, and I need a machine to run high-power mock up programs like EWQLSO.
I think the PC is the better choice because I can barely afford a Mac, however I'm nervous about editing on the PC because I've heard some horror stories, and when I tried out my friends PC with Adobe Premiere CS4 (I'd have to Premiere this because my collaborator edits on Final Cut and he's the main editor and I know the two are compatible) and the video was lagging like crazy, it was completely unwatchable and crashed several times, something which I've never experienced on a Mac.
I'm not trying to start a Mac vs PC thread, I just want to make sure that there are people who edit video on a PC without really bad problems. I have an old iMac (I'm on it right now) that has 1.8ghz and 1 GB of RAM so I may be able to use that for the video editing, but I'd like the computer I'm buying for audio to be used for video too since it'll be really powerful.
The last thing is that I'm a little worried about is 64-bit compatibility. I'd be running a 64 bit version of Vista, and so far I haven't seen any editing programs that are 64-bit compatible, or at least compatible without bugs.
Basically my question is, will everything run smoothly? Or should I just go with a Mac Pro and save up some money because I know that Final Cut at least will work on it well.
Sorry for all these questions and thanks in advance!