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Mac Pro or G5 for video editing with FCP? Which set up is best?


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Hi everyone,
I'm doing video editing using FCP 4.0 on an older G4 and want to get a Mac Pro and either upgrade to FCP 6.0 or get FCP studio 2.

I"m wondering what the best system set up is- for feature length projects, corporate stuff, FCP and after effects.

-Should I eat rice and beans for the next few years to get a Mac Pro or would I be fine with a Power Mac G5?
-If I do plunge and get the Mac Pro, should I go with the quad or the 8-core- does the difference in speed really make a difference?
-How much ram, what video card, how many GHz would you recommend?
-Does it make sense to buy anything refurbished and has anyone had good experience with reputable sellers?

Thanks in advance!
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I am not as qualified to speak on video, but I can say that for audio, DAW software, plug ins and the like, I would shoot for a tricked out G5. Because the intel processors won't work as well with a lot of the software; stuff isn't ironed out yet. I would feel much more comfortable with a powerful G5 and some large capacity HD's. Is this relevant to video? It could be that some of the software and after effects you're looking at will work better with a power pc.

Hope this helps.
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I am not as qualified to speak on video, but I can say that for audio, DAW software, plug ins and the like, I would shoot for a tricked out G5. Because the intel processors won't work as well with a lot of the software; stuff isn't ironed out yet. I would feel much more comfortable with a powerful G5 and some large capacity HD's. Is this relevant to video? It could be that some of the software and after effects you're looking at will work better with a power pc.

Hope this helps.
I can see what your saying but I'm not sure on the intel Mac Pros, I would think that apple would get the intels to work as good or even better with the apps but I don't have a intel mac so I'm not sure. Back to the topic what kind of video are you editing, and what events, if you edit HD stuff u will need at lest 2gb of ram to be ok and 4gb to be fine. SD 1 or 2gbs is ok. So give us a idea so we can help you out more.
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Is FCP 6 of FCP2 Studio a Universal Binary? If yes, then go for a MacPro. If no, go for a G5. Pretty simple really.


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