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Old June 9th, 2006, 07:11 PM   #1
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I have been shooting with the firestore and I need advice on which mac I need to buy. I want to know if a dual processor 2.3 ghz with the stock video card (Nvidia 6600) would be acceptable to edit 720 24p files with minimal lag.

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Old June 9th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #2
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Craig - I can tell you that I can edit 720 stuff easy as dv on a G4 1.67 pb.
So on a dualie 2.3 you'll be fine. 1080 yes, but it's not a lot of fun. I configure the pb into a dual bus external fw 800 raid to work with hd stuff.

The only note of caution I'll throw into the mix for you - is the upcoming release of the Mac Pro, which you may want to wait for, but then again maybe you can't wait. If it was me I'd buy a refurb/used at the mom if I had to buy & hock it off when the new ones come out. Just a thought.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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the duocore laptop have more power than the desktop G5 now... Actual G5 will be discontinued soon. Wait for the new generation of Intel G5 or buy a laptop... pretty handy on the field! (I own a single core laptop pc and its work great!)

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ps: Conroe intel processor should be out in august if you can wait until then... mac will be in the first line for get it.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 08:08 AM   #4
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Craig,

Keep this in mind when ordering your G5-based tower:

The stock 6600 card is fine for 90% of any work you'll throw at the G5. However, if you plan on doing a lot of work in either Live Type, Motion or After Effects then you should upgrade the video card to the 7800GT for an extra $350.

A little known but snarly fact about Apple and the 7800GT: You can only get that card as a custom configuration from Apple. You can't buy it later as an accessory, it's not offered. Well, actually you CAN get it as a stand-alone purchase however it will cost you $800 and there's only one place that sells it. The point being, order the card WHEN you order your new G5.

Lastly: Regardless what video card ships with the G5 you can only get single-frame previews out to an external monitor via Firewire in any HD codec. You will need either a KONA or BlackMagic card if you want EXTERNAL real-time playback of HD content to an NTSC monitor.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #5
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I have been shooting with the firestore and I need advice on which mac I need to buy.
I can edit on a PB 1.67 with 1.5 Gbs of RAM.

Video card is fine, except for using Motion on your target desktop
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Old June 12th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #6
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Thanks Guys

I think I am going with the MacBook Pro. I wanted that anyways I was scared of the power though.
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