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Old August 23rd, 2005, 01:08 PM   #31
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I guess there is some conflict between FCP and the "go to sleep" function, maybe FCP takes too long putting its toys away and gets cut off. I haven't had a problem since getting into the habbit of closing everything myself.
Apple recommends disabling any sort of "energy saving" modes when using Final Cut, including sleep and cpu-cycling modes. I can't remember if it's in the manual or an article in Apple's online knowledge base, but there is a document describing a bunch of things you should do to set your system up for editing, including this.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #32
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Any thouights on one of the iMacs with a superdrive. I am working out of a new G-4 power book and may not wait for the payday to buy a G-5. I like what I see in the iMac. What do you guys and gals think?

btw: so if FCP is incompatable with Tiger -- what now?
FCP is fine with Tiger afaik.

I use an iMac (but w/ external Lightscribe drive instead of the Superdrive) and it's perfect. DV, HDV, all just works as it should and is quite fast. I also ran a dual G5 2ghz for about a year - the only appreciable difference between the iMac and the dual was 2nd CPU. I can't really work on anything else when the iMac is rendering (1 CPU is completely taxed) - for me, that's actually a plus. Forces me to leave my desk and do something else.

FCP (4.5) didn't seem to have any major multithread advantage with two CPUs when i was using it. Might have improved with FCP 5, but don't expect a 2x improvement.

I've also done a lot of DV work on a Powerbook 17 (that was my main workstation before I my old job got me a dual g5 (mentioned above)). It was slower than a G5, but completely suited for the work I was doing (corporate and edu TV editing).
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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:51 AM   #33
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This thread is full of all kinds of great info....I'd like to throw in some more info. Sorry if allready discussed.

A big difference between the new ibooks is that the 14" ibook comes with a superdrive so you can burn your own dvds. The 12" doesn't.

A side by side comparison:
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....1.1.0.0.0.1.0

I have read what every one is saying about the 12" & 14" ibooks having the same size screen, but in the link above and seeing both side by side in person. I thought I could see a slight difference in the 14" being larger....

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I bought an emac from the online apple store a few years ago and used the student discount. Apple never asked for me to send in a copy of my student id. I did have to click what school I am attending, so I'm not sure if they have a database of names....I'd bet they don't though. It seems we'd hear something about that if they did.

Apple most definitely asked to see my id when I went to their store amd bought my ipod.....

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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:48 AM   #34
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thank you all

hi all
thanks for the feedback.. i have to reread through it all again (starting from the last point of comprehension) and process it a bit for myself.
really appreciate your points, jason and boyd, thank you again, for your time and generosity.. but i suppose thats what this community is all about.
best and ill be back soon, probably with more questions...
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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:14 AM   #35
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Good luck Jeanette. Don't worry, hardware choices are just the beginning :)
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