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Old May 10th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Editing with vintage macs

I was wondering if anybody could advise me on the relative merits and disadvantages of working with older macs.

I was shopping for used powermacs on craigslist.

Let's say I was able to pick up a PowerMac G5 1.6Ghz (single) with 1Gb RAM...Am I going to be able to reasonably edit a 90-minute project in ProRes?

I understand there are different compression settings for ProRes, including an offline codec--ProRes 422 (Proxy).

How old of a mac can you get while still remaining viable?
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Old May 10th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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Maybe. A dual G5 certainly can handle ProRes but a single? Not so sure it won't be an adventure in low resolution preview editing.
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