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Thinking of getting a 4k camcorder and wondering if my iMac can handle editing it. 27" iMac 24 gig ram 3.2 ghz icore5 g force 765
I know I'll need a separate hd connected via thunderbolt. but not sure if the comp can handle it. Using fcp X
Anyone with experience editing 4k video?
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Personally I'd try and get some sample 4K files and see how it works out. There is rumoured an update soon to FCPX which may well include additional 4K support

Depending on how much work you do in 4K your Mac may be fine, but rendering may take a bit of time, with that file size. An i7 processor would have been a better option. I benchmarked my 2.6Ghz iMac i5 against my 2.3 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro. The Macbook was 25% faster.
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