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hey everyone,

i am new to macs, i have just purchased a 2nd hand ibook g4 to edit video, i need to edit alot of video for my job and cant really afford to splash out on a newer mac, as much as i would love to!!

i have garageband, iphoto etc etc but no imovie, i cant find any updates and i believe im going to have to buy software

does anyone have any recomendations, tips, etc etc and what would be the best to use on my ibook

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Can you post full specs of your iBook please, that way we can advise better.
Processor speed, ram etc are the important things to know.
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Model Name: iBook G4
Model Identifier: PowerBook6,5
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
Processor Speed: 1.07 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1.25 GB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.5f0
Serial Number (system): UV4238HVR73
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-000D9343A7AC

hope that is some help, please let me know if u need anything more
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just recently purchased and installed this

1GB DDR 266MHz 200-PIN SODIMM IBOOK & POWERBOOK G4 RAM
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Ok, thanks.
You are going to be limited by the spec of the iBook, just because it's older of course, and despite it's decent spec, you will struggle with iMovie, even if you can find an early version (4,5 or maybe 6).
Now obviously I don't know the kind of thing you want to do when editing, but there is a free program that may be worth a try, it's free so no harm! It's called Quickmix>

QuickMix - Mac Free

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As long as you are aware that:

a. That computer is, at minimum, almost seven years old.
b. Was the low end and least powerful model when it was new

My suggestion would be to locate a copy of iMovie 6 HD, max out the RAM (which you indicate you have done), use an external Firewire drive for your storage -- and I hope you are a patient soul.

I hope the opportunity to move up to a newer machine comes soon for you. Good luck.
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