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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #1
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Editing on the new 3.06ghz iMacs

What do you guys think about editing the EX-1 footage on the new iMacs?

I'm thinking of getting one. Has anyone tried it. Whats your thoughts?

specs like this:

3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS w/512MB GDDR3
500GB Serial ATA Drive
Apple Mighty Mouse
Apple Keyboard (English) + User's Guide
Accessory kit
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
24-inch glossy widescreen LCD
AirPort Extreme

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:03 AM   #2
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I can't answer definitively yet, but my Mac guru, who runs a post house here in NY, and has advised me on all things Mac for years, tells me it will be fine when I asked him that same question last week. I'm just waiting for my "tax incentive check" to arrive before I take the plunge.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #3
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I can't answer definitively yet, but my Mac guru, who runs a post house here in NY, and has advised me on all things Mac for years, tells me it will be fine when I asked him that same question last week. I'm just waiting for my "tax incentive check" to arrive before I take the plunge.

Rendering may be a bit slower but I think it can be a good workhorse.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #4
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Really think render time will be slow? dual core 3+ ghz and 4gig of ram.

Whats the price tag on that one
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Old May 20th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #5
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Really think render time will be slow? dual core 3+ ghz and 4gig of ram.

Whats the price tag on that one
A bit slower than the MacPro I would believe.

The price tag is about $2,500 if I am not mistake.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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Slower than a quad or octo macpro for sure but it should still be bearable. There are plenty of us using Macbooks to edit and the iMacs have just as much grunt if not a little more.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #7
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I use a 2.4 with 2gb ram for straight forward jobs and it works absolutely fine with FCP6
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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #8
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I have edited with every possible Mac made in the last few years and have never seen a significant decrease in render time when I jumped from a single-core to dual to quad. Yes, they are faster but not so much that you will be sorry for getting the new iMac. So I would say go for it -- those beautiful machines!
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