[vet-mm] Mac vs PC. for video

Mario Yannakakis myannaka at bigpond.net.au
Mon Nov 23 22:53:27 AEDT 2015

For years this debate will rage on, Katie.


For the students sake do not move over to PC. The underlying principles that
we have been adhering to throughout our educational lives has been MAC

Mac has truly won the educational war when it comes to secondary education.
Graphic design applications and video applications have always been
dominated by MAC.



Gaming computers are better run on the windows platform due to microsoft's
brilliant direct x .but then again u need a dedicated video card that
handles direct x.

Which inadvertently means that if you are running Autodesk Products or
gaming engines you are better off staying with an IBM PC.


If you were to run a mac lab you definitely need more ram for your computer.
Instead of 8Gb I would highly recommend a 16 gb ram computer. This is the
first step.

Then you need to purchase a dedicated video card that has at least 1.5gb -
2 Gb on board RAM.

And then also making sure you have a decent hard drive that is reasonably
quick and has a lot of space.


Why do I recommend at least 16 gb of RAM you say? Well the answer is

In order to run Photoshop or Bridge or Premiere and After Effects at the
same time you need the extra grunt because of the way adobe utilizes its
media cache.It uses shared RAM for all these applications because of shared
driver link libraries ie .dll's such as media encoder and dynamic link.an
8GB ram system just isn't going to cut it anymore in this world of heavy
resourced applications.


I hope this helps.


Yours sincerely,

Mario Yannakakis

Sessional Lecturer at Billy Blue College of Design.

(Motion Design and Animation)







From: vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au [mailto:vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au]
On Behalf Of Katie Pinder
Sent: 23 November, 2015 7:00 PM
To: vet list
Subject: [vet-mm] Mac vs PC. for video


HI lister, 


I would really appreciate some feedback on the MAC /PC debate for Video
production and the Adobe Creative Suite. 


After several.years of errors and problem  with our IT department, they have
suggested we just bite the bullet.and move to PC..Which I don't think is the


Their argument is that it is just the same software, however I've spoken to
a few people who think MAC is still the standard in real world video
production and at universities that specialize in Media.


Others have told me that a PC that has the same power would cost much more


I'd love some feed back. 







Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:47:39 +1100
From: joanne.brodie at academyofdesign.edu.au
To: vet-mm at edulists.com.au
Subject: [vet-mm] Free Creative Workshops - Thursday 3 December 3pm-7pm

As part of the Academy of Design's Summer Open Day on Thursday 3 December
from 3pm-7pm we are excited to offer a number of free creative workshops:

Post Production Editing Workshop
This workshops covers postproduction editing techniques using a short film
"Sin" submitted by Academy staff and students to the 2016 Sundance Film
Festival.  Learn to build meaning and drama through editing skill.  Covering
editing, color correction and the addition of music and sound the workshop
is for everyone interested in turning raw footage into cinema!

Date: Thursday 3 December
Time: 3pm-7pm
To Register:
Venue: Academy of Design Australia, 220 Ingles Street Port Melbourne  

Street Art Workshop:
Acclaimed international street artist Buff-Dis collaborates with staff and
students to transform the walls of the theatre into an expansive mural.
Unfolding during the course of open day the ambitious project will see the
space totally transform through Buff's unique linear style. 

Date: Thursday 3 December
Time: 3pm-7pm
To Register:
Venue: Academy of Design Australia, 220 Ingles Street Port Melbourne  

Other Free Workshops include:

Communication Design meets Graphic Design Workshop:
Where participants will work to develop and execute an advertising campaign
to promote a music festival.  The workshop will cover the essentials of
designing a poster, a tagline for the event, the production of stencils and
associated art work set up through to the production of edgy marketing
collateral with street appeal.  The workshop is for all students interested
in knowing more about Communication design and Graphic Design and exploring
how the different elements work together in a real-time project. 

Date: Thursday 3 December
Time: 3pm-7pm
To Register:
Venue: Academy of Design Australia, 220 Ingles Street Port Melbourne  

Fashion Illustration Workshop:
This exciting and innovative workshop explores Fashion Illustration to
express rendering styles through technique. Drawing from a fashion model,
participants will experiment with a variety of mediums to convey typical
elements of stylization and elongation.   
Themed with music and set in a drawing studio environment, participants will
consider Twentieth-century beginnings, Illustration's heyday before
Photography, it's resurgence in the 1960's - 1980's and contemporary use.

Date: Thursday 3 December
Time: 3pm-7pm
To Register:
Venue: Academy of Design Australia, 220 Ingles Street Port Melbourne  

For further queries please contact Joanne Brodie
joanne.brodie at academyofdesign.edu.au or 9676 9000

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