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Mac Vs PC for Video Editing | Which is Better?

August 13, 2019

– Hey, everybody, this is Roberto Blake of,
geeking out with you today over a debate. And this debate is one
that rages in nearly every creative services
profession, it’s the mac and PC thing, yet again
but the spin here is for video editing. You guys know my feelings
on graphics design, a lot of that bleeds over
to video editing as well, but it’s actually much more
pronounced here because with graphics design,
I can make the argument that the power difference in what you need is not going to be as extreme. But when it comes to
video editing, especially in world where 4k editing is becoming more practical for more people,
is becoming cost effective, and there are more brands
and companies that are actually interested in
pursuing it which means there’s money out there
for you guys who keep wanting to say 4k video
is not a thing yet, ah, fine, keep doing that,
leave money on the table, I’ll take it, take those jobs. But, yeah, so I mean,
it’s a real thing, it’s a practical consideration,
you have a big youtuber’s who are in the video production
and film making side, like Freddie Wong that
were die hard Apple fans for years but become
impractical and they switched over to Windows and custom builds. They got 3D animators
and architects who do the same thing. They go over to windows
PC’s because they need the ability to have something
that they can customize and that will scale with
their needs and it will let them have the power
to buy back their time, do faster rendering and
so, sometimes, as much as we love user
experience, it’s not enough to sacrifice the practicality of our time. Time is money, it really
is, when you’re talking about video, it gets very
serious very quickly. So, why is it such an issue? Well, I will tell you,
as someone who has edited the far majority or at
least half of my videos on the iMac versus some windows machines, some of which have been
more robust, some have newer technology in them,
I will tell you that the render time difference
does matter and it comes down to hardware
specs more than anything. As much as you may love
the user experience of an operating system,
once you get into an application like Premiere
Pro, it disappears, there’s just the user
experience of the Adobe system when you’re doing
that and as someone who uses the primary Adobe
applications is what I do, Photoshop, Premiere Pro,
After Effects, all those things, that’s where I
spend the far majority of my time, I see the
apple ecosystem infinitely less, I see the Windows
ecosystem infinitely less to the Adobe ecosystem. I spend 90-95% of my time
on any of these machines in those applications, not the OS. So, I could care less about
the OS, for the most part. The issue that I have with Apple is that I actually own a defunct mac pro tower, one of those big heavy aluminum cases, like that thing, and I remember when there used to be very little difference because I could upgrade that. I could put in more hard drives, I could put in another GPU, I could do whatever I wanted and be in the Apple ecosystem. I could customize it and tailor it to me. That disappeared and
they gave us a trash can to replace it. I remember having a real
video editing system in Final Cut Pro 7. That went away and they dubbed it down to make it iMovie Pro, ie
Final Cut Pro X, right. So, that’s a problem. Now, they’re gluing all of
my parts that I can upgrade and customize and tweak
to fit me and to be as fast as I want to
the machine and telling me I can’t change it,
I’d void the warranty, all this stuff, so I have no choice but to spend as much money as possible to buy a machine that’s going
to be updated and can never grow with me and
I’ll just have to buy a new one and the only upside is that it retains most of its resale
value and I can sell it to somebody else and that’s it, and that’s just not good enough for me. That is just not good
enough for me as a business owner, that’s just not good enough for me as a creator. I feel abandoned by Apple sometimes. I say it in these videos
a lot, but I genuinely feel like I remember a different Apple. I really do. I’m not a new Apple person. I remember a very different Apple. I grew up in this industry. I grew up as a creative professional, watching people use these
devices and I get it, and I get the fan boy and fan girl thing, but I feel betrayed. I feel like it’s a bad
relationship and like, I just keep coming back for more abuse, for whatever reason. And I get it, Windows is
not without its issues. Annual updates and
buginess and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But Windows 10 is not
as bad as it used to be and again, I’m spending
most of my time in Adobe and I can tell you flat
out, that Apple and Windows, crash Adobe products equally. I use these things every day. I’ll tell you flat out, that’s the truth. But there’s the trade off. If I spend $2000 on a really beautiful iMac 27″ that’s just the
base model and I’ve got 16 gigs of RAM, I’ve got 27″ monitor and that’s all I get. If I go and I spend $2000 right now, I can build and I am
building, for a little less, I can build a machine that has literally six drives, three or
four of them being SSD’s from Samsung, I can have
32 gigs of RAM and I can have a GTX 970 in there as a GPU. That makes a really big difference. I can probably throw
two of those in there if I decide to skip back on
not having two monitors, so, yeah, I can have
a 27 or 32″ 4K monitor from Dell or ASUS, I can have multiple hard drives for video editing which is
really practical instead of having a mobile version
of a graphics processor which is what the iMac’s use. They use a mobile version
of the graphics processor. I could have a real GPU in there. I could have a monster in there. And, a year later, if I’ve got more cash lying around, I could
throw in a second one, so, again, for doing video,
for doing 3D animation, for doing architecture,
it becomes this really confusing argument to
have the Premium creative thing that everyone talks
about to have an Apple device versus having
something powerful enough to fit your needs within your budget, and it’s a struggle for people. And the reality is, if you’re
not doing super high-end work, and even if you are
doing it a little bit, and you have the money and
you just love the Apple experience, I’m not telling
you it’s wrong to buy Apple, I’m just saying that I feel
that you’re not getting your money’s worth, but you
are paying for the experience you want so maybe you are. If it comes down to power
and faster render times, if it comes down to more
stability and security, if I build a Windows
machine or I have it built for me, I can have mirror
raid in there, I can have a backup of all of my
data right there and if the hard drive fails, it’s
right on the second one, I swap them out and it’s
very easy to do that and it’s not expensive. That is security, that is
stability of your project, that protects you, that
protects your clients. That matters, that’s
really important especially when you’re talking about
video, something that’s not going to be easy to reproduce. But Roberto, why do all
these video people use the macbook pro then? Well, I mean, it’s fine
and it’ll work and it’ll get the job done but a
Windows laptop, like an ASUS Rog or something else that can have two hard drives in it so that you can have something you can offload
as a media cache and then something that’s a data drive. I mean, those things matter. And that helps with
speed and a lot of these are just going to have better render time at the the end of the
day for the same price and you’re going to have
more RAM and more features and even faster CPU’s. That’s something that we have to actually have an argument about. I get why the laptop experience
with the Macbook Pro, I mean, look, my brother
actually just got one and it’s gorgeous, it’s
beautiful but you know what, my Dell XPS 13 is gorgeous
and it’s beautiful too. I mean, if you really
care about that though, more than how long it
takes to render a video, well, you know, I just
really have anything to say about that because
I just need the time back, I have too much to do
and I need the time back, and time is money. But, if you really want that experience, then you’re getting
what you’re paying for. I would say though, that
I like the idea of having the laptop, of having
portability, and knowing that it’s a true desktop
replacement and it’s got the power and it’s
got the stability and it’s got the features necessary to do the work, more than I care about the experience. If I’m doing something
casually or leisure, I care about the experience,
but again, like I said, I’m spending 95% of my
time in an application, not in an operating system. So, that’s where I draw the line on it. I think that, bang for
the buck, you can get better video editing
laptops from other brands. Does that mean I’m never
going to buy a Macbook Pro? If nothing else, for
review reasons, I probably will end up with a
Macbook Pro at some point. Does that mean it will
be my primary thing, no, it might be something I
take to meetings, it might be something I use for
presentations and that might make sense for me. And again, that’s down the road and I’m speculating on that. Reality is, if I can buy
and video editing laptop today in a 15″ form
factor, I’d probably buy a Dell XPS 15 or I would buy an ASUS, I’d probably buy one of the
ASUS rather it was the Rog ior whether t was something
else, that’s probably what I would buy, and I’ll be
doing a video about that. I still think the
Macbook Pro is an amazing machine, but I also know
that there are other machines that are ahead of the curve. I mean, we haven’t even
gotten the 2016 Macbook Pro yet, but the update
to the 2016 Macbook was not that impressive
and so I’m really concerned about that. I’m concerned that something
like the Dell XPS 13 has Thunderbolt 3 in it
already and that we don’t have Apple devices that
are going there yet. And I think that that’s an issue. I think that the speed
you get for that, if you are doing video editing
make a real big difference with fast hard drives
and data transfer speeds are essential. So, it’s a workflow issue. I think it’s less about
the romanticism of I like Windows, I like Mac, versus
what’s really going to get the job done? And, I think that
conversation is something that doesn’t happen nearly enough. Well, anyway, I am sure you guys will let me know what you think in the comments. There are links in
description to help you guys out, figuring this out as
far as some recommended computer products for
your video editing needs. Some stuff that I own,
some stuff that my friends own and there’s some
stuff that’s being tested here for the channel. So, that’s it. This isn’t a fun topic for
me sometimes because I know how people feel about
it and how passionate people are about the
ecosystem of the products they buy and I am not
bashing or hating on people for their choices. I just want them to
make an informed buying decision and really think
about the process of the work. Any way, let me know
how you feel about this in the comment section. I know you are anyway. Like this video if you like it. Don’t forget to subscribe. Check out the other awesome
content on the channel. As always you guys, thanks for geeking out with me on yet another
debate between Mac and PC.


  • Reply Sahil Rawat January 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    So which to buy???

  • Reply Sahil Rawat January 21, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    So which to buy??

  • Reply Lamarr Rodriguez January 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    whoomp there it is, I got a MacBook Pro and ot isn't all that. looks dope on my see desk but I also got a Touch screen Acer that's hot and a siffiecnt machine. I can say they both piss me off at times and they both get the job done. A little side note, the touch screen came w/ extra ram chips 8GB worth I tossed that in the Mac. Go figure

  • Reply Milo Hajek February 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Roberto, a MAC IS A "PC" (Personal Computer), it should be something like, Apple vs IBM based or something like that.

  • Reply Milo Hajek February 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Amen, the old Apple systems were at least up-gradable, now they upgrade apps and make your system non functional, or that you can't use that app, that's a poor design. You can do whatever you want with a x86 or 64 bit based system. WOW good for you standing up because everyone always starts in on how great Apple products are. GREAT VIDEO, YOU HIT ALL THE GOOD POINTS. Yup, I love the Samsung SSDs, yes you definitely get more for your money with a non apple system.

  • Reply Milo Hajek February 9, 2017 at 12:08 am

    got it, it happend. i like the way you present, nice job.

  • Reply Milo Hajek February 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Roberto, throw me your opinion on NAS boxes, I have been talking with my friend Gordon Mah Ung (now at PCworld, was at MaximumPC) and we have been debating a ready build NAS box vs. a custom build tower using a RAID array with ESX, or some form of NAS. I currently have two LG Atom Based 4 Bay NAS boxes with four 3TB drives in each (24 TB total), but i would like to exp-and as i am at 88% capacity, and i run in Stripping mode, and use the 2nd NAS box as a backup, so everything is cloned to that 12TB, so essentially i have 12TB of space with 12TB of redundancy in addition to the five 3TB in my main system. I see you have a nice looking 4 bay NAS on your desk and was wondering what you thought, as i have had these LG NAS boxes lose there boot record twice in the last 4 years, and i have had 2 drives fail, even though i am running 1500 Watt or better UPS's on everything from my towers, to my 3D printer, to my home Audio because i know the dangers of dirty power. Thoughts?

  • Reply Milo Hajek February 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    You are right, the Thunderbolt port is a solid interface and everyone needs to get on bored, lets not have a repeat of the roll-out of USB standards…

  • Reply Milo Hajek February 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Do you ever watch episodes of the full nerd? Its a great show and Gordon is awesome, despite his crazy schedule if i call him he will cut time out of his day to run through a problem or discuss a new technology with me, that is not something i can say about the new senior editor at MaximumPC, maybe that's why he moved to PCWorld =)

  • Reply tricia love February 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    great video I was thinking of buying the mac but I need my time more for my videos edit then just the looks of a mac please let me know what I need for a pc before I spend so much money on a dang Apple Mac I'm trying to get my video editing business going and I need a really good computer please be my mentor

  • Reply Eireial Creations March 2, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Great video, thanks very much 🙂

  • Reply Ange Angel March 12, 2017 at 10:23 am

    thank you for this video really came on time, can you do a video about building that new monster computer . Thanks

  • Reply Wonders3Productions March 17, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    YESSSSS preach

  • Reply Wonders3Productions March 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I have a mac book pro and i am looking to get a pc video editing laptop, are there any laptops you reccomend with ssd rather than 7400 rpm?

  • Reply Jack Helliquinn March 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Do you have a video about settings up a drive and how to the whole media cache?

  • Reply Anthony Martinez March 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Finally ditched my old 2012 12 core Mac Pro even with all the money I threw to it, it just could not keep up with today's standards. Bought my self an XPS special edition 8920 with a GTX 1080 512 SSD nVme 4 TB raid and a 7700K intel Kaby lake i7 for only a couple of hundred over what I sold my Mac for and the performance blows it out of the water !

  • Reply JR216 March 27, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I own both and don't see a difference in either of them. Same thing.

  • Reply Da Dude March 31, 2017 at 12:35 am

    honestly, i don't think the imac is that beautiful.
    as someone with a dell laptop, an imac and a new custom built PC with the sexiest case i have ever seen, with a sexy 4k monitor……. i gotta say that the custom built PC is the sexiest!
    – hey! i decided myself what it should look like!

    something that bothers me a bit with my mac though, is that it looks exactly the same as every other mac. no matter if i visit my brother or a friend with a mac – they all look the same, no matter what model it is. the design never changes.
    – you quickly get bored of something that common.

    but honestly. the choice for my new build was all about what this guy said – the mac i have is glued together.
    it's cracked in the corner unfortunately and i went to repair it.
    they told me in several repair shops that in order to change the screen, i would need to exchange several components in the ma. the price would then be 500-600€ for a mac that's already 3 years old.

    i don't accept that they treat customers like this and will never turn back to apple, as long as they keep on using such extremely aggressive marketing behavior to force us to buy new shit.
    – a computer that cost you 3000€ should be easy to fix. it should also be possible to upgrade parts within it to suit your needs.
    – it's not a 200€ toy you bought for your 5 year old niece!

  • Reply The Insane Bolt! April 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    why not a rezor laptop

  • Reply Paul Williams April 7, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Nice work, you are spot on with this issue. It's not just about performance.

  • Reply DotaGodTV April 10, 2017 at 3:28 am

    The technology market have shifted again since 2016. Smart phones used to be the main topic when it comes to tech topic. But now it shifted towards custom pc market. Coz of the increase of professionals in content creating and the growth of e-sports. And the infinite possibilities for customization and the raw power of the very precise hardware preferences to suit different needs and purposes of every different professionals. Pc manufacturers are working towards the consumers need. But Apple are trying to make us their slaves. Not to mention Apple don't even include RGB in their product lineup. RGB is the new trend and everyone knows RGB hardware makes your PC run faster. So fxxx Apple and hello PC. 😀

  • Reply slickguitar01 April 10, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Visit Slick Audio … … 5 year warranty and real experts to help with your Audio PC.  They also sell all other peripherals and IO too.  Oh, forgot to mention, more performance and less money than a Mac.

  • Reply Andy's Video Log April 13, 2017 at 2:52 am

    I have a high end windows pc, and grew up on windows. With that being said, Apple application on Mac OSX will demolish any high end windows in video editing; Render times included. If your using adobe then windows pc will be a better bang for buck, but if you just care of render times, using apple software that is highly optimized for OSX will kill a windows pc. That's just my two cents, I have three MacBook pros now and no matter which way I slice it, I always go back to Mac's for video editing, but stay with windows for everything else.

  • Reply freelife productions April 19, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    who needs premier. if there is a program called VEGAS!! using it for many many many years. And its from Sony. so you cant go wrong there, fck mac

  • Reply RabidZoJo April 22, 2017 at 4:30 am

    I was going to get the Mac Pro. Not anymore!! Windows is an obvious choice for my editing needs.

  • Reply Jonny Sound & Video April 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I switched to Windows PC too and built my own PC with the exact parts I wanted. And a year later I can update exactly what I want at the time I need to. My iMac would overheat, and had virtually zero upgrade capability.

  • Reply Raúl Hernández May 1, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I always say to people: "don't go fanatic on this one". A PC can do just fine; a MAC can do fine as well. PC users have always been ahead in terms of specs, and MAC users have forever loved their thing. Use whatever system you like, because performance is questionable and it doesn't always come down to render times. What's important is not the computer, is what you do with it because a computer is a tool. Just pick whichever you like!

  • Reply Moniboi May 5, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM.

  • Reply Active Prosperity May 10, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Yep you nailed it man. Putting brand aside Im interested in the value and price Im paying. Ordering the parts to my new pc today so pretty stoked. gtx1080 ti 7700k and all themed black and white ssd hdd…its exciting. I love the customization you can have being able to upgrade and build what you want. Great video

  • Reply Frederick Agustin May 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I feel you bro. THANKS!

  • Reply Beanie Draws May 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    This was suggested to me while I was watching your premiere export settings vid 🙂 Good work youtube with good suggestions.

    10 years ago I switched to mac because my design course FORCED us. They literally had no PCs and over time I grew to love them. I had the 2006 macbook pro and 2011 macbook pro. I JUST missed out on the retina one.

    The macbook pro 15" used to cost me $2500aud per iteration for the top of the line model. Now it's $3000 for the lowest end model with LESS storage than the 2011 model. The 512gb hard drive version costs $4250aud @#$% that! That price tag is an insult no matter how revolutionary a low-resolution touch bar is.

    Not to mention Apple's shady treatment of repairs. Get your device repaired at a 3rd party repairer when your warranty expires and you run the risk of bricking it. I follow a tech repair channel who stated that the current (2017) model macbook pro is basically irreparable and designed to be replaced. I have fond memories of upgrading the ram and hard drive myself back in the day. You could even take out the redundant optical disc drive and install a secondary internal hard drive. These days it just feels like apple couldn't care less about their customers, and forcing whoever is left to make up the revenue they're losing.

    Meanwhile I'm about to build a machine that will DESTROY a mac in every conceivable operation, for half the price.

  • Reply Mash Machine May 26, 2017 at 3:32 am

    I doubt I'll ever go back to Windows, but you're totally right about Windows being a better setup for 4K editing. I like no viruses, no defragmenting, super streamlined.

  • Reply Bryan Luikart May 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    You created awesome with your commentary.

  • Reply Brandon Rojas June 1, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I have been considering leaving apple and I think this video really sold me on it.

  • Reply Ri2nonerok June 4, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    there is a " pc vs mac .. fight! " video with benchmarks where a simple mac book pro blows away a pc tower and windows laptop using FCP while adobe laggin on all computers during the render time. is there a work around for pc users or a trade off? thanks

  • Reply Be Empowered TV June 7, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Hey Roberto! Do you have a video comparing the Mac Air vs the Mac Pro for video editing purposes? (& storage etc.)

  • Reply Dr Sniping June 13, 2017 at 5:40 am

    How about a 64 GB of RAM in an Alienware! BRO!

  • Reply cj850 June 14, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    MAAAAN! Thank you so much for the honesty!

  • Reply Luciano July 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I miss final cut 7

  • Reply Louise Harris July 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Damn. Good points.

  • Reply Vaughn Felix July 31, 2017 at 7:13 am

    the thing is, not everyone is techy enough to build their own machine, they just want a beautiful machine that just works

  • Reply The Truth Reviews July 31, 2017 at 8:42 am

    First of all, great intelligent video. No sign of fanboy-isem at all. I spent £1650 on a 13 inch MacBook Pro (2017) and have been using apple for over a decade. For £3 less I could have got a 15inch 4k XPS 15 with 4gb video memory instead of the onboard GPU the MBP has. I am still within my 14 days and will be returning the MacBook Pro and turning to PC. I will miss being able to send iMessages through my laptop but with all professional turning away from FCPX, I am going to give the XPS 15 a try. It may not be as sleek looking but man I feel like I am choosing between the beautiful blond who has the intelligence of a plank of wood or a librarian who may not be as hot looking but has so much under the bonnet.

  • Reply Obi-Wan Kenobi August 1, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    CustomPC for rendering 4k, 8k VFX

  • Reply MusicFilmArtLover August 4, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I got excited when you spoke about the old mac. When you started talking about the new mac, I became sad and depressed. I was pro with FCP7! I could edit with my eyes close. Okay not literally but was using the pro version for since 2003! I had just about ever version of mac even the classic beige color one. My latest and LAST mac was the 2012 late macbook pro. I've been dragging my feet reading the upgrade for not only the mac but the editing software. About 1-2 years ago, I could not longer using FCP7 on my 2012 MBP so instead, I brought out my old 2008 and started editing again but I notice the editing became very slow and I had to do extra steps when using video. I am now WAYYYYY behind with editing. Time is not my friend and neither or my macs. I must upgrade but to what? After watching this video, I decided to abandon Mac…not because they abandon me but because I need a work horse and Mac just doesn't cut it for me. It is about the speed. I plan to switch from FCP7 to Premiere but will install FCPX on my 2012 once I upgrade the ram. I have no choice but to learn FCPX for clients who wish for me to use it. Premiere will be my main editing software for clients that allow me to have a choice and for my own projects. If Steve Jobs was still alive and active with Apple, this would not have ever happened! This video was excellent! It is about the speed not the OS. FCPX is the BIGGEST insult to loyal FCP7 editors and independent filmmakers from the old mac era. I am not sure if you did this video or not but it would be great if you did a video on building your own editing for photo and video computer. There are a few videos out there but you know we only trust you Roberto. The others are about the money and their brands!

  • Reply yash anand August 7, 2017 at 10:48 am

    a r indian???

  • Reply roger nsong August 7, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Bro!

    I love your videos, they've been very helpful. Please, I need your advice.

    I am interested in film 4k editing, visual effects, animation and a little gaming. However, I am on a very tight budget, say like $1000.

    I intend to spend this on the motherboard, gpu, and cpu. I'll only upgrade on hdd's and ssd's later. Ryzen 7 1700 currently offers an 8 cores cpu at a good price, but on puget website, though their benchmark shows this cpu beating the latest i7 on a lot of benchmarks, the sites does not recommend it on the pretext that its single core performance is not good in certain editing programs. What do you think?

    Because I figured that more cores meant better performance. Unless otherwise, for a machine I wont be replacing for at least 6 years, I might sacrifice a bit for the i7 7700K. But any cent saved will help me build the pc I need, now, instead of postponing for lack of funds.

    Keep up the good work and thanks in advance.

  • Reply Corwain Cyrus August 17, 2017 at 5:33 am

    You are a lifesaver dude!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Jay Vadgama August 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Glad I watched this video clip. I was just going over to buy iMac 2017 for over £2000, now I am going to re-think. I guess one of the deciding factor will be which video editing software – Final Cut or Adobe. – I am sure I will find YouTube videos on that.

  • Reply john dougherty August 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Roberto, you are the man. I'm struggling to understand what I need for video editing. Money is really not the issue, but understanding how to use it is. I want to render drone video, no different than any other. Could you say that one is "easier" than another? 4k is a priority now that I have seen it: nothing looks "real" anymore in 1080p. I'm thinking of a laptop for this purpose in 17". BTW, I am 65y/o, so learning something new is more difficult for me. That is part of my problem. Thanks for your videos.

  • Reply youjustgottadrum August 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I was an apple guru up until they ditched motorola for intel. No MAC can touch the performance of any of my PC's. My 5 year old machine, has better specs than a MAC. People just get on the band wagon and have no idea the machines are for non-technical people. They are great for older people, or parents that are older that need a simple UI. It is also not enterprise level at all.

  • Reply Prophit7 August 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Im using a mac tower now. About to get a newer machine. Looking to get a PC. but not sure what I need. Editing in Photoshop and other photo editing software as well as Premiere for video. But totally confused on what I need to editing smoothly? 4k and raw files will be what Im working with? Any help would be amazing! I know people say whats your budget. but since this is for work I need to get what works at the lowest price I can get it for. Im not rich and its a new business so money is time. As well as money is money.

  • Reply Drake Ferry August 29, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I want a MacBook pro for college and FCP but I want to learn the Adobe suite so I kind of want a Dell XPS so I'm forced to learn the Adobe suite

  • Reply Marco September 3, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I have a new pc (csl. I7 256 ssd, 1070gtx, 32 RAM) and 4k drone footage doesnt run smooth in adobe premiere when i do much effects and speed reverse etc.
    What can i do ?

  • Reply Joseph Chavarria September 5, 2017 at 2:51 am

    You know exactly what you are doing. It's awesome. Love the vids

  • Reply Home Run Installations September 5, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Nice job!…Thank you.

  • Reply James Patton September 7, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I guess if you want FCP then go Mac but overall it sounds like PC is the way to go.

  • Reply Aiur Productions September 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    when i use mac i feel like a 80 year old grandpa who has never touched electronic device, can't find a file, can't put stuff in the right place, can't do any basic tasks, apple os is so confusing, why people say it's friendly

  • Reply Ritchie Rosson September 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Brilliant videos sir!

  • Reply Athan Green September 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    PC MASTER Race!

  • Reply McRom37 October 9, 2017 at 9:05 am

    apple sucks bottom line people just buying the Name

  • Reply McRom37 October 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Roberto Blake::its time to just dump apple, seems like there not doing noing for you, nothing but the experiacne, and thats noy money right

  • Reply jacobhn2 October 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    My plan is to se rendertime on ramdisk vs ssd. Fi you have 32Gb mem, 10 for ramdisk and 22 for normal memory.

  • Reply Masani Musa October 17, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Throws my Mac out of my window

  • Reply Body-Culinary October 18, 2017 at 11:18 am

    thank you!!! as a small business, the distinctions in what I will be using the computer for i.e. video editing and workflow make a difference. I love the customer service when I go into Apple and they provide me with answers for the products they sell. I have only but so much time, so this is convenient.  However, to have someone who is advocating for the user in terms of letting me know other available options in invaluable.  Much appreciation! :)K

  • Reply ITSnippets October 23, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I'm shocked and stunned.. an Apple user Who see's their flaws…I didn't think they existed in the sheep pen…

  • Reply Ebot TANYI October 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    great video man. thanks for the insight

  • Reply DCCLo November 4, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Nice video! Would the ideal specs be the same when you need to do photo, video and creating art in DAZ studio with POSER? If not, what would I need ideally in terms of the sweet spot specs?

  • Reply Feli Gonzalez November 7, 2017 at 2:14 am

    I feel like my intuition tells me to buy a Mac, but my logic/reasoning tells me to buy a PC. Or it's because I'm seeing that Mac in the background?

  • Reply Elias Callejo November 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I like your points regarding Apple. I feel the same way lol

  • Reply Saswata Satapathy November 14, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Msc is best and always be best whatever youtubers says.

  • Reply what's in my card deck? November 25, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    What about Final Cut Pro

  • Reply mai December 4, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    MacPro does look like a trash can.

  • Reply noname formless December 14, 2017 at 4:51 am

    your the best roberto. good to see you doing what you do on these very informative videos

  • Reply Zony Yu December 31, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I think also a adobe software/graphics hardware issue. If you build two PCs, one with a GTX 1080, and another one with a RX Vega 64 (which is more or less similarity spec’d compared to the 1080), the one with the NVIDIA card will render almost 2x faster because premiere is optimized for CUDA, and is less optimized for OpenCL. Because macs only use AMD cards, there will be a significant performance penalty when using premiere on Mac

  • Reply HuyIsHere January 1, 2018 at 4:13 am

    I would perfer linux

    -its a joke xd

  • Reply Strafe January 5, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    mac: great software that doesn't matter when you use the Adobe Suite.
    windows: great hardware that matters when you use the Adobe Suite.

  • Reply Patrick Altema January 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Those Mac pros still have some life left in them

  • Reply Gavin Mateo February 10, 2018 at 4:39 am

    hackintosh best of both worlds , custom built, upgradable, and also dual boot

  • Reply Erroruser April 27, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    one work "hackintosh" just like the old way where you can change the processors ram an gpu's an you can have windows on the same system for a dual boot

  • Reply FRYEGS6 May 10, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Amen. Roberto, I am so glad to hear that the truth comes out, when you start to dig around in a person's wallet. I feel like the Dollar for Dollar comparison should be the deciding factor in this debate. But once you start getting deeper into this heated debate, in all honesty, some editing applications are written in a way that may favor windows, some for apple, so that has to be taken into account. This is good to know that someone has come forward and said, they felt betrayed by APPLE. To be honest, Apple lost me at the price tag. Keep it real and above all, Stay true. I have to follow you on that one. At least now after watching a few of these you tube videos, I can get a feel as to what applications to use for MAC machines and which ones to use for Windows. I hope the learning curves are not such a huge obstacle. Prices can really make you rethink the whole process.

  • Reply Denova Clarke May 27, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you🤗💕

  • Reply marshall branin July 2, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Both ecosystems have a huge fan base and are great. I’m a Mac user, but saving for a PC. I’ve used my friends $1500 and it performs better than a $5000 Mac

  • Reply marshall branin July 2, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Go to the Apple store and find a friend with windows. Try both of the computers and download some 8k red footage and try to edit it

  • Reply Tyler Kearns July 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    It’s 2018 and this still helped me immensely. Thank you!

  • Reply Probonoman July 15, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Good points BUT a mac would be cheaper tho. unless u make 4k videos daily, a mac would be better and cheaper in the long run.

  • Reply certainly joel July 23, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I only wanna roll with Apple because as a student I can get final cut pro, motion, compressor, logic and another software for £180. I don't really want to pay for Premiere Pro monthly as well.

  • Reply s Aravind July 26, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Could you please send me the minimum iMac system requirement for video editing

  • Reply SYGTECH August 10, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    2015 It’s an i5 with 2.8 GHz
    8GB Ram
    256GB SSD
    Intel Iris Graphics 6100 with 1.5GB video memory
    Cycle count is 481
    Help please
    Is good for video editing
    Final cut Pro

  • Reply Paul Williams August 13, 2018 at 8:20 am

    no real content creator uses a pc over a mac . Final cut is also loads better then Adobe premiere

  • Reply Visual Studios September 16, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Are you for real?? Render times on FCPX destroy any windows machine with premiere. My laptop is faster rendering than my windows workstation. I edit on a Mac precisely because of performance, I've yet to see any computer run premiere flawlessly, with no drop frames even on Multicam 4k with effects. My laptop does it easily on FCPX. You could have gone into so many arguments (integration with adobe suite, familiarity, industry standard, collaborative workflows) to support Premiere, and yet you focus on performance, which is a major weakness.

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  • Reply where is my wall October 20, 2018 at 10:56 am

    surface book 2 gtx 1050 and 1060 the perfect machine for people who want a beautiful on the go editing, photoshop and 3d work

  • Reply John Bancroft November 4, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I have a heavily modded 2009 12 Core Mac Pro, 64GB ram, 1TB M.2 SSD boot, 40TB internal raid, and 2 AMD 16GB Vega FE Liquid Cooled GPU's, I edit and colour grade 12 bit and 10 bit 4K on a 4K timeline, using both FCPX and Davinci Resolve, the Mac cuts through them like butter, not bad for a machine that will be 10 years old in 2 months.

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  • Reply Alan Spicer December 20, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Hi Roberto – Any extra notes on this for 2018/2019 Mac vs PC. I want to upgrade my editing laptop in 2019 and just doing my research.

  • Reply Sailing With Vampires January 3, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Apple is like buying a lego castle already built and super glued together. But next year there is another castle that’s even worse. Oh wait it’s a half oz lighter and they took out the drawbridge…
    Who needs that!

  • Reply stringsnare January 5, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Very helpful! Question if you don't mind. I want to record guitar covers and I want to have two shots: one of me and the guitar , and one of the guitar up-close, maybe even looking at the hands specifically. I am thinking about getting a desktop PC. And customizing it. What should I look for as a minimum in the graphics card and what video editing software would you recommend that does not have a crazy learning curve but can still do a lot of things? thanks!

  • Reply Fran Cisco February 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks Royberto!!! -Water Boy Voice

  • Reply Mike Eastridge March 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Why are you wearing a hat indoors.

  • Reply Underground Raiload TV show in Chicago June 11, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    P like PC compiters

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