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    2 Part Video Question
    I am new to the world of mac but and had 1 mac specific question and one general question regarding video storage.

    Question 1 -

    For editing HD video, will a 27in imac with the ATI Radeon be sufficient? I saw another post refer to additional RAM but I was informed by another source that mac's are a processor based system and rely almost exclusively on the processor for the production rather than the RAM.

    Question 2 -

    I will be going on vacation and will not be abel to bring a laptop with me. Are there any devices available today that would allow me to save info from a SD memory card without hooking it into a computer? (ex. an external hard drive) I looked all over for the answer but came up with nothing.


    Thank you in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamius View Post
    Question 1 -

    For editing HD video, will a 27in imac with the ATI Radeon be sufficient?
    Considering that iMacs have been editing HD footage using iMovie and other apps since 2006, I'd say yes.

    I saw another post refer to additional RAM but I was informed by another source that mac's are a processor based system and rely almost exclusively on the processor for the production rather than the RAM.
    That source is a misinformed source. Apple actually PIONEERED the offloading of "processor" tasks onto the graphics card years ago through a technique called "Quartz 2D Extreme," now aped by everybody in the industry.

    Question 2 -

    I will be going on vacation and will not be abel to bring a laptop with me. Are there any devices available today that would allow me to save info from a SD memory card without hooking it into a computer? (ex. an external hard drive) I looked all over for the answer but came up with nothing.
    Yes. Devices exist that will enable this on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad (when the iPad is available).

    A Google search of "hard drive with SD card reader" turned up tons of other options.

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