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I use Windows. I see many Video Editing tutorials are in Mac. Which is good for Video Editing? Which OS most mployers prefer?

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It all depends. Some shops are pretty much all Mac, some are mixed, a few mostly PCs.

 

I'm "independent" and totally PC. Being able to work in both is never a bad thing, but I've never needed to spend the bucks for Mac gear besides my PCs. Currently running a 24 core Threadripper with 128GB of RAM and a 2080Ti, works very good both in PrPro and AfterEffects. Oh, and Resolve also.

 

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It is kind of like asking:  Which is better, Coke or Pepsi?  Ford or Chevy?

We all have our own preferences.  I'm also a Windows guy.  The last Mac I used was booted from a 5 1/4 floppy.

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Before I followed a desing software tutorial, but I coulden't see any instructor using Mac all were in Windows. But in Premiere Pro I cannot see any instructor with Windows all are in Mac.    

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I've done tuts with PCs, and watched many YouTube or even LinkedIn Learning tuts where the presenter was on PCs. So I think it's perhaps your sample ...

 

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Remember there is very little difference in how Premiere Pro (and most apps) runs in either Mac or Windows. So it does not really matter if you are learning to use Premiere Pro on Windows but watching a Mac tutorial. *

 

You will likely come across employers that use both OS's ... so it can be very useful to be familiar with both Windows and MacOS.

And going from a familar OS to one you don't know well can be confronting. All my clients were Mac based. One switched to Windows many years ago and it was a big learning curve to get to know how everything works in so many areas on an unfamiliar OS  ... but actually using Premiere Pro (and Photoshop, AE etc.) on Windows - no problem.

 

* there are some differences - mainly alt/option and control/command keys.

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I use both a PC and a Mac actually side by side.  It is a learning curve to get use to the different commands on two different operating systems.  I have done it so long I am use to it. 

I just purchased a 14" M1 Max/64GB/ 1TB Macbook Pro and did my first project on it today\.  I was also doing a project on my Windows PC, an AMD Threadripper/ 1080ti/ 64GB/ 3 - 1TB SSDs at the same time.  I work on one and while it encodes or renders I work on the other one.  

The MBP is portable which allows me to work at home and with COVID that has become more of a reality here lately.   

It really is all about preference as both OS work well with all the Video Editing apps.

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It is good you have mentioned COVID. I wish to extend this discussion. I am a Mechanical Engineer due to COVID pandemic I decided to work from home. Video Editing (VE) is on demand and many job ads say work is remote or from home. That is why I opted for VE.

 

What are the qualification needed for VE. Many companies only expecting only one year experience.      

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What are the qualification needed for VE.


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Well...

That depends upon the company and what software the company uses and how it uses it.

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I think of all the things I could say about skills needed in video editing - and there are a lot- regardless of which software is used I find getting the audio right to be the most challenging and necessary skill.  As I said there are a lot more but audio I find to be what most beginners really struggle with. IMO

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