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Mac configuration for video editing???


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Hello all,
I am attempting to by an Apple computer as a gift but know very little about the systems.

I need the best minimum configuration for post video editing and production.

What would be the minimum CPU speed, # of processors, RAM, graphics card, and anything else I am missing.

From what I have learned so far, I am betting I will end up switching to a Mac myself after I make this purchase.

Thank you for your responses and time helping me out.

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Well, even a Mac mini can do video editing. The specs for either iMovie 08 or Final Cut Express show that they both work with a mini. You'd have to buy a monitor of course.

RT Extreme, a Final Cut Express feature takes advantage of a dedicated video card, which the mini and current Mac book (non-pro) do not have.

New laptops are being announced on Tuesday, so if that is a consideration, wait.

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who is this for, what will they be editing?

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First, Thanks Xstep for the reply, that is the kind of info I was looking for. I didn't know about the software needing a dedicated video card.

PowerBookG4 - This will be for a relative who does free lance video work using digital video, I am not quite sure of the format. I was given the task of doing the research for the purchase, and will be a minority contributor to the gift. The Apple will be used mostly to edit training videos, presentations, ceremonies, speeches and other similar projects. I am sure the person will use it for their personal photos and iTunes, but I don't think that really matters as much.

I hope that is enough info. Thanks for your time.

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If editing standard def video then something like a mac book is fine but if high def video is a requirement then you defo want a high spec machine
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