Hi everybody - my son (15) wants to make movies(video editing). He wants an mac. I have started looking into macs, and I am thinking about the emac.
HOwever, what I'll need comes to like $1400 (I am in US). I want to research and see what I can get in a pc . I'm thinking he's not going to want a desktop, unless its something like an emac and I haven't seen anything like that in pc. So maybe laptop..?
Anyway, I want SPEED, plenty of hardrive of course for video editing, I want the capability to burn dvd/cd (right? this makes sense?). I need to be able to input analog from old video camera until we get a new dv camera , and vhs probably.
I have a copy of Adobe Premiere. Will this work ok, or is it too advanced too soon and save for later when he/we have more experience?
I want good hardware and software that he can grow into, not bottom line basic, unless that is acceptable.
Sorry if I sound like such a newbie, but this area of video editing is new to me and I want to do it right the first time.
How much will all of this cost me, (closer to $1000 us is optimal) and from what I've read in some other posts, am I totally screwed for getting this for Xmas..???!!!
Any information you can help me with is very appreciated, and i thank you all in advance! Any resources you can direct me to is also appreciated.
I guess that about covers my questions. Thanx so much!
Vid Kid's Mom