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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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Imac 3.0 and Graid2 (2tb)

I am looking at purchasing the new IMac 3.0 and a Graid2 (2tb) external FW800 drive. What are your thoughts. I do mostly SD and a little HD work right now. I know that in a couple of years I will want to go full HD and the FW800 is a limitation, but the wife wants an Ipod Touch and they are offering a free Ipod touch with a new IMAC ;-)

I do multicam editing of live events with anywhere from 2 to 4 camera angles.

1) Do you see this as feasible on this system?
2) Is there a better external solution that will provide faster drive times?
3) Should I just wait for a macpro and upset the wife?

Thanks for you input.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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I know that in a couple of years I will want to go full HD and the FW800 is a limitation, but the wife wants an Ipod Touch and they are offering a free Ipod touch with a new IMAC ;-)
If you plan to graduate to full HD, may I suggest holding out for a Mac Pro. Not only for the horsepower, but also for the expandability. You can't stick a Kona or BlackMagic card in an iMac, for instance.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 06:28 AM   #3
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As Mike said, when you have the budget to go for an iMac 3.0 ghz, it would be wise to save up a bit more and go for a Mac Pro.
It's a better workhorse, has better components, is less prone to faults, more expandible and faster. It's the better investment in the long run.
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