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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Which Mac or Which PC?

We hope our lengthy survey of NLE software packages has helped you form at least a preliminary opinion about which one best fits your needs and work style. Once you've chosen an NLE, it's time to buy or build a computer that will run it. Check the manufacturers' recommended hardware specs, but feel free to exceed them if you can afford it. Any NLE program you buy will be a very greedy beast.

Choosing an NLE Package

As you get to know more about the various NLE applications and their respective features, your preferences for hardware and software will probably become more sophisticated, depending mostly on what you intend to use your editing system for. Ask yourself:

  • Do you intend to hire out your services as an editor? ...

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