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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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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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You really need 2Gb RAM for Final Cut.
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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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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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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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