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Old February 25th, 2006, 03:58 AM   #1
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Mac Mini for Video Editing

Has anyone here heard of anyone using the Mac Mini for importing and editing video? I'm pretty much a strickly PC kinda guy but I've always heard that Macs are just better when it comes to editing video. I dont really want to spend the money on a powerbook and the Mac Mini is more in my price range. Is a Mac Mini G4/1.42GHZ 512MB/80GB going to do the job? If it is I think I'm willing to give this Mac a try.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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Wait a couple of weeks. There are a number of rumors that Apple is going to announce the first intel-based minis next week, so the whole mini line may look very different.

See: http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1553
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Old February 25th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #3
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See this thread for more info about which mac to get for editing, there is some links talk about using the mac mini. http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=51730
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Old February 28th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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This question suddenly gets more relevant with today's announcement of the new Mini's. It sure seems to me that even editing HD should go smoothly on these new machines.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #5
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The old mini's no, the new ones....maybe ;)

I *was* a PC guy who bought a Mac Mini first. While I could, at a pinch, edit DV, it was not that pleasant. With the new dual core Intel Mini's purported to be running 2-3 or more times as fast as the old ones, it just might be a go.

I now own a Powermac G5 and I am purely a mac guy now - my PC is going up for sale soon.
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