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Old October 21st, 2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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New Quadcore iMAC for Cineform?

Quite simply had enough of unstable PC world and looking to jump ship to the new iMAC.

My questions are:

1) The max spec is Quadcore 2.8Ghz Intel i7 with 2TB HDD. Ram I can expand. Is this enough to work well with cineform HD.

2) HDD options are then limited to IEE800 port - is this good enough for cineform use? I read 65MB/s max. Which external HDDs are best choice?

3) Anything else I need to be worried about?

Thanks all
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Old October 21st, 2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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Deniz, a 2.8 GHz Quadcore i7 will be great for CineForm. The new memory model in the i7 processor provides a significant boost to CineForm performance.

These numbers are a bit long-tin-the-tooth now being as David Newman ran them in late 2008, but they still apply to your machine. Take a look at his blog: CineForm Insider: Intel Core i7 and CineForm.

We haven't characterized performance of external drives so perhaps another member can comment further.
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