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  1. #1

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    Apr 03, 2008
    Saw an iMac for the first time...
    Today I was able to check out a Bestbuy that had the apple section in it...I walked over to the imac and I was blown away...The screen is beautiful and the 24" screen is huge, I think that really goes with my needs...I feel like it is perfect in many ways...The OS obviously, the screen is nice, I looked at iMovie and I watched the HD video that they had on there and it played and I could rewind it without any lag. I want to use an apple for video editing, I have a Sony Sr11 and I want to edit the video without any lag like I have with Sony Vegas...The only and I mean only game that I play is Sims2..and I want to prepare for sims3 when it comes out...I want to know if the iMac 2.8 Ghz 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB of Ram...would be enough for my needs...And the other question I have is whether the 2.4 and 2.8 is a real difference because it cost about 400 bucks more.

    Video editing with Final Cut Express
    Aperture 2
    and Sims 2
    Sims 3

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    Dec 23, 2006
    Lehigh Valley, Pa
    2.53 GHz MBP, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD
    I would say that the mac specs you listed would be mighty fine for what you want to do. And I would also say the the 2.4 GHz is plenty fast enough for video editing which is going to be the most intensive thing you want to do on that there iMac.
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    Knale's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 15, 2008
    Southern California, USA
    20" iMac 2.4Ghz 4GB RAM 500GB OWC Mercury Elite Pro external HD 80GB iPod Classic
    I agree with KB3GZW, the 2.8 would be great, but the 2.4GHz would be just fine for everything you want to run. I do video editing and play World of Warcraft on my 2.4 GHz iMac with 4 GB and it seems like it never breaks a sweat.
    I would like to give a little advice on the RAM though. When you do get your iMac, do not get the RAM upgrade through Apple. Way to expensive. You can get RAM at a fraction of the cost elsewhere.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    iMac, 2.8G, 24", 2 gig ram and it feels good
    Get it!

    I got mine last week & I am enjoying it alot. I picked up Final Cut which was a must.

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    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2005
    On the road
    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    Do some research on using the camera with FCE. Someone in this thread is having trouble with an SR12
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Dec 04, 2007
    ibook & G4
    hi, I noticed you mentioned you have Final Cut for your iMac. I just bought an iMac and installed Final Cut. However, it says I'm missing an AGP or PCI Extreme graphics cards to run the program. Did you have any problems such as this?

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