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Old May 24th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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Hi all,
what kind of graphic card do I need for editing with fcp?
I mean, is the radeon 64mb good enough or do I definitely need the 128?
Thanks for any imput
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Old May 24th, 2005, 09:13 AM   #2
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Depends on what you will be editing. A lot of folks edit DV on notebooks & even Mac Mini's with just 32MB video RAM. I create DVDs from digital stills and widescreen camcorder footage with a Mac Mini. No problems & the results are outstanding.

I wouldn't want to try editing a feature with 5 video and 14 audio tracks, and of course HD is beyond my system's capabilities. But I have edited a 14 minute sequence with 3 video and 4 audio tracks. Used deinterlace filters, color correction and basic transitions. All on a Mini with 512MB RAM, 32MB video RAM.
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