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My Budget: What would your recommend?

Feb 1, 2010
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Hi guy's Im new here to the forum and was wondering if someone could help me out with this question...

I have a budget of $7,000 dollars and we need a computer for video editing.

It will be used for HD video's for the web.

Also, AfterEffects will be used a lot... No 3D work but a lot of other effects. Final Cut will be used as the choice of editing software.

Now, with a budget of $7,000 what would be the best built Mac Pro to go with that would make the users for AF and FCP job run smoothly.

If I could get some pointers it would be great. Thanks

Any other questions ask away.

Thanks again.

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