This time I really went all out. Seeing as I'm now making a go of being a full-time freelancer, I decided to put together my dream system. This meant upgrading everything from my monitors, speakers, and computer, to my editing software and even how I laid out all of my external hard drives. The cables under my desk have never been so organized.
Many people always assume I use a Mac because it's such a standard for creatives. To be honest, while I do have quite a few Apple products, my money just goes dramatically further with a PC. That alone makes it easy to justify. And more so, I love having a system that's unique to me - and far more custom in terms of what I can control. It's just a personal choice.
In the end, the new edit suite is amazing and I can't wait to put it to use on some new projects I have lined up. When I compare this to what I was editing on back in film school it's a pretty blatant reminder of just how much I've improved, and just how affordable (relatively speaking) the equipment has become. I'm a pretty happy guy these days.
Here are some of my main edit suite upgrades:
- 22" HP monitor (vertically mounted) and a 32" 1080p LG TV as my main desktop.
- New Intel Core i7, 12GB Ram, and additional Bluray drive for video authoring.
- 2 wood Hi-Fi speaker towers (more than enough power for my space).
- High-end Sennheiser wireless headphones.
- Over 5TB of workable project space.