Just joined here and am looking for some advice on improving my current set-up...
I'm shooting HD 1920x1080 on a Sony AVCHD and a Sony EX-3 cameras.
Editing in Final Cut Studio 2
Mac G5 Desktop(pre-Intel Processor)
PowerPC Dual 2.3GHz (Running OS Tiger, I think, 10.4.11)
6.5GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeFORCE 6600 256MB VRAM Graphics Card
250GB Hard Drive (All footage stored on external Firewire drives)
20" Mac Monitor & 19" LG HD TV as 2nd monitor
Last March (2009), I shot a documentary in HD, released to DVD, and at the moment I'm preparing for Blu-Ray release... exporting from FCP as a QuickTime (.mov) 1920x1080 movie, then using Toast 10 Pro and an LG BE08 external Blu-Ray burner....
Had trouble previously with FCP and Compressor taking FOREVER to finish.... theres 2hrs 10mins of HD footage exporting from FCP with an estimated 20hrs to complete before I can go into Toast... Upgraded RAM to 6.5GB last year when I had issues with Compressor.
Just wondering if it's worth upgrading anything else in this tower, or just going for a totally new Mac Intel-based Processor tower?
Also, any other advice on monitors etc would be greatly appreciated.