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Old August 9th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Dipping My Toe In (i)Mac Editing Waters

Hi, Everybody--

Longtime PC guy here, looking to slim down the gear in the physical sense. I have the chance for a great deal on a refurb G5 20" iMac. I'd be adding RAM and a Firewire drive. I planned to start w/Final Cut Express, as it offers everything I need for my purposes. I guess my question is: Will this iMac handle the current version of Express reasonably well? I should also mention I'm working in SD only. Many thanks!
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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You'll be fine. I am also running an Imac G5 20" and I maximized the ram to 2Gb and just upgraded the internal drive to 500GB. I also upgraded to a dual layer Superdrive awhile back.

Note. None of the upgrades came from Apple. I was a long time pc person also until 1.5 years ago. I have really come to appreciate OSX and its many 'little' things that make the everyday interaction more enjoyable.

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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thanks very much, Greg. Love the elegance of the iMac design, just wanted to be sure the power was there as well. Appreciate it!
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