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    Oct 23, 2007
    Buying an iMac for video editing
    I am thinking of buying an iMac for video editing with the Final Cut Studio suite (Final Cut, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro etc). I already use a Mac OS X, 10.3.9, Dual 1.8 GHz, G5, 2 GB RAM with these programs and it runs them well, my question is this. Will a new iMac with this spec:

    2.4GHz Intel
    Core 2 Duo
    1 or 2GB memory
    320GB hard drive1
    8x double-layer SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory

    run these programs well?

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    bryphotoguy's Avatar
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    Feb 02, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Quad 2.8GHz Mac Pro, Edge iPhone
    They should run just fine. According to some processor/ ram benchmark tests, the 2.4GHz C2D is 2x faster than the dual 1.8GHz.

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    Alexis's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    You really need 2Gb RAM for Final Cut.

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    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)

    One of the following graphics cards is highly recommended:
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT, X850 XT, X800 XT, or X1600
    NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL, or Quadro FX 4500

    For 32-bit rendering: a graphics card with 256MB of VRAM or more
    Depending on how much you use Motion, and how important the accellerated effects are to you, this may not matter.

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    Jan 08, 2005
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    Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    You really need 2Gb RAM for Final Cut.
    4 is recommended for HD when the time comes you want to work on HD footage, if that will change how you feel about your purchase.
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    iMacKid500's Avatar
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    Jul 22, 2007
    iBook 300MHz 288mb RAM Mac OS X (Panther), iMac G3 500MHz (Panther), iMac G3 350MHz (Tiger), iPod
    I'd suggest buying and iMac G5, I've used them for photo editing and video editing using FCP. They work like a dream, I believe it had 4GB RAM.

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