I'm a senior about to graduate film school in may. I have been a PC most of my life but I am thinking about saving up and buying a 2nd editing machine (very..slowly...saving i might add). I had a few questions
I understand you can buy FCP 1 or 2 on eBay for under 200 bucks, which is reasonable. I understand that once you own these copies you can buy the FCP HD production suit as an upgrade, and save a few hundred dollars. My question is, if FCP 1 and 2 doesn't run on OS X then how do you apply the upgrade? Is it one of those things where you have to insert the FCP CD or does it previously have to be installed? If it has to be previously installed, how do you do that? *scratched head*
Now the nice thing is my dad is a teacher and i am still currently a student, so even after i graduate I can buy things discounted because he is a teacher (from the educational apple store). So if i got FC HD express from apple.com's educational market, can i turn around and buy the full licensed version of FCP HD production suite?
And i am thinking about getting a G5... and when i say thinking about getting it i REALLY mean i've made my mind up and i want a G5, it's just that I am slowly saving up for one. My question is (and this is the PC user in me) what is the upgradeability on the G5 desktop (i'd probably only be able to afford the 1.8 single processor). If it seems like there won't be many processor upgrades and that I can only get upgrade like video cards and ram, i might get the Imac just to save a little money (won't have to fork out 200 bucks for a display). Does anyone know what kind of upgrades that will be available to the G5 Imac and the G5 power mac desktop.
Also for my plan of saving i was thinking about buying the system through their educational discount (give dad whatever money i saved and buy the system. then I buy the software full licensed and not academic). Does that sound like the best plan of attack?
Does anyone know what the FSB on the G5 desktop with 1.6 ghz? I've seen a few refurbished for a great price, but no specs on the FSB.