Our company is going for a new editstation, along side 4 pc-based systems, we're up for the Mac-challenge next.
Been so long in the pc-world and with such a small knowledge on Macs I thought to probe this forum thread with some questions.
Planning to go with Kona 3, or maybe 3x, not quite sure yet. But into which core of MacPro they fit best, 8 - quad - what? What sort of graphics card would be optimal? Minimum memory gb? Plus a raid system of course... Going to fix it with Final Cut Studio Pro 2 of course. Looking for the best performance of course, but stability as well. In HDV, SD and HD, probs with the 2k too with our filmscanners.
Been searching info thru the web and this forum too, but all the system setups found vary quite a bit. So I came to ask the masters of the trade :)
And one important point: where to get properly fixed turnkey system and what pricing?
We locate in Finland, but been checking the UK markets as the £ is in quite reasonable rates nowadays :)
Regardless of the responses you may get I would advise that you also talk to an integrator such as TV Tools in Finland who can help with all of this and local support. TV Tools are very experienced with AJA and the sort of set up you are asking for.
If you'd like an introduction or if I can help in any way let me know.
European Channel Management for AJA
It's hard to find ready system, but I have big experience with Mac Edit stations. I'm from Azerbaijan but I can try to help You via Internet. Write to my e-mail if You want and we will continue . . .