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WAC
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Getting ready to buy new computer. Any thoughts on video editting with an apple computer

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Makes sure that whatever editing program you intend to use can handle the file format from your camera.I am beginning to think that it is more about the editing software than what computer you get.
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A little late:
They are very intuitive, and fast. All the adjustments are right on the page, there are no hidden menus or files to navigate. Gets it done with no fluff or fuss. Aperture3 or I-photo, both do the goods.

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Just bought a MAC book pro to use with my Nikon D7000. Bought the 1 year of classes and am taking classes to learn the apple...have always been a PC user. Love the Apple!

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Love my apple.

Have the latest photoshop and aperture on it and helps do wonders to pictures.

Very easy to use computers also.

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A much cheaper way is to learn how to get those images right the first time, by that I mean in the camera, not later in photoshop aperture/light room etc... Much cheaper.
Most if not all current cameras have their color saturation and contrast jacked up from the manufacturer to better sell their product. i.e.. You take a picture and look at the screen and say WOW look at those colors pop!! same goes with TV's, but that is another story.
More "realistic" photos call for "natural" picture control setting. In that picture control setting the color saturation and contrast are closer to reality, you may even want to adjust the contrast down 1 or 2 clicks depending if you are indoors or out.
For more jacked up, "cartoon", psychedelic colors put that bad boy's pic control on vivid, or boost, or something, turn the white balance to cloudy and have at it. Just don't shoot any people in that setting unless you want them to look like an orange sunburned cartoon character.
Here is a free mental download of pic editing.
1. Exposure compensation, controls washed out highlights.
2. White balance, adjusts the correct color cast in the photo.
3. Picture/Color Controls, adjusts the amount of color saturation that is turned up or down.
A good default setting would be: -0.7 exposure comp, auto WBalance, Pic Control set to natural, or faithful, not standard or vivid.
You can always turn up the color, the exposure, and the contrast, and adjust the WBalance in your editing later, but you can't take them back once they are in. At least not as reliably as you can when you start a much lower natural setting.

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quote:
Originally posted by swampthing:
A much cheaper way is to learn how to get those images right the first time, by that I mean in the camera, not later in photoshop aperture/light room etc... Much cheaper.
Most if not all current cameras have their color saturation and contrast jacked up from the manufacturer to better sell their product. i.e.. You take a picture and look at the screen and say WOW look at those colors pop!! same goes with TV's, but that is another story.
More "realistic" photos call for "natural" picture control setting. In that picture control setting the color saturation and contrast are closer to reality, you may even want to adjust the contrast down 1 or 2 clicks depending if you are indoors or out.
For more jacked up, "cartoon", psychedelic colors put that bad boy's pic control on vivid, or boost, or something, turn the white balance to cloudy and have at it. Just don't shoot any people in that setting unless you want them to look like an orange sunburned cartoon character.
Here is a free mental download of pic editing.
1. Exposure compensation, controls washed out highlights.
2. White balance, adjusts the correct color cast in the photo.
3. Picture/Color Controls, adjusts the amount of color saturation that is turned up or down.
A good default setting would be: -0.7 exposure comp, auto WBalance, Pic Control set to natural, or faithful, not standard or vivid.
You can always turn up the color, the exposure, and the contrast, and adjust the WBalance in your editing later, but you can't take them back once they are in. At least not as reliably as you can when you start a much lower natural setting.

You definitely need to learn all those things to be a good photographer, but image editing software is the modern darkroom. Contrary to what many think, even in the film days, photographers spent a lot of time editing their photos, only they did it in the darkroom rather than on a computer. Ansel Adams sometimes spent weeks perfecting a single photo.

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I agree that some people just use photoshop way too much to compensate for bad photos.

A lot of my photos lately have been shot in raw or as HDR so it takes time to edit them to get the perfect balance of detail that you want.

My film editing is the same as said above. Lots of time spent with the natives and film getting them just right.

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swampthing
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Software is no match for the hardware in the camera, as in setting it up to get the results you want. You do not NEED anything but your camera.
One would be far better off spending time on learning the light, and how it affects everything in photography. Spending cash on software to compensate for lack of light is a compromise.

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