I work on a MAC platform at home and at work though I also use the PC at work since some of the network service conflicts with some operations of some
application functions. In this economic times we have next to zero MAC support and security keeps me from administrating my own workstation.
Long story short (I know already too late), I find limited public free downloads for the MAC, and frankly I've had little time from homework to
explore recreationally. In my interests of graphics and video, I have seen a myriad of free applications for video and animation/3D, DVD authoring and
such for the PC, and some for the MAC, and some open source.
I'm always hesitant to even download video players you must install to even view TV streams and such, mostly for the HD ones. I have done a few as of
yet with no conflicts. I have been streaming TV to my MAC since 2004 with EyeTV, from Elgato
, and got their hybrid
HD 2-3 years ago. I understand that some application suites you use can also contribute to fragmenting your hard drive, as at work I was one to
discover an Adobe Suite flaw not published until it happens to you. Its important that when you update applications that you clean uninstall earlier
versions is the short answer to nullify most of what will add too many conflicting directories. Some IT guy who donates some of his sporadic services
to our department asked me why I need 400 some fonts! That's an issue! and why do I have so many applications?!...running at the same time! Well IT
dude, it's called working, because we have to be able to communicate with your Microsoft people these days! And he has all of the new personal MAC
gadgets, wireless laptops and such us hard workers consider a third backup or luxury, but not the applications we use for our livelihood. One would
think he'd understand.
Well anyway if anybody has read this post this far, you can get a lot of free video, 3D animation, and graphic applications for your PCs if you want
to make fake UFO videos with an easy learning curve to do functional...whatever the PC likes the best. It will all be a step down from QuickTime
authoring though, so why work from the rear, start at the top, and don't be annoyed at downloading iTunes with QuickTime these days for your PC, (for
cripes sake I had to load Windows Media to my precious MAC) you will be doing your computer a favor, and yourself. For 30 bucks you can enable your
QuickTime to have a myriad of export/authoring capabilities, MPEG-4, H264 MAC QuickTime compression is the most efficient for streaming on the web.
Otherwise you have to shell out a Grand for Sorenson Squeeze after you have a $700.00 video application, and another C-note and a half for Roxio Toast
Pro to author DVDs to play anywhere outside of your computer or the web, so 30 bucks sounds real cool, if that's what you're into.
I really now sound like one of those MAC dweebs, but that isn't my point to flush the PC and market a MAC, they both now share the same brain, and
why not? Why don't they share the same 'open source' applications, why is there still two? It has to be for some reason that totally escapes me
outside of money grubbing, or EGO.