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    High all, newbie here.

    Well I finally decided to get an IMac! Software question for you guys. I plan on doing simple editing of my home movies. Nothing fancy, maybe the occasional upload to youtube. What software do you use for that? This is how new I am to IMac's......I dont even know where to begin! All I know is that I am sick and tired of my windows based PC.

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    For the really simple stuff, just use the iMovie program that came with your iMac! (Unless you bought it used or somehow got one that doesn't have it?) My wife and I run a photography/video editing company out of our home, and even though we mostly use Final Cut Studio and Adobe products for our major stuff, we still use iMovie for some things! It's a great little program!
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    2011 Macbook Pro 17 inch Glossy  2.3GHz Quad-core i7 8GB RAM 750GB HDD

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    Welcome to Mac-Forums
    Lets try and keep this simple...

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...5-cpu-ram.html

    In your other post you mentioned an i3 or QuadCore, I can safely say that for what you want "piddle-around", the i3 will certainly be plenty enough for you.

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    Thanks for the reply folks, thats just the kinda feedback I was looking for. My neighbor used to do that kinda stuff for a living and he used adobe premier. He did some really cool stuff but the program was more than I thought I needed not to mention his computer setup! Anyway, thanks again, I'm kinda excited to get one.

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    Not a problem! There are several good programs! But I would start with iMovie first. It's very easy to learn, and you can always move on from there if it's not enough for you! Not to mention, it comes with any new/refurbished Mac, so unless you're buying from another party, you won't have to spend extra money on it
    Late 2010 iMac 27 inch  2.93GHz i7 16GB RAM 2TB HDD
    2011 Macbook Pro 17 inch Glossy  2.3GHz Quad-core i7 8GB RAM 750GB HDD

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    +1 for iMovie for a starting point, very intuitive, user friendly, and of course as ClockworkWorld pointed not expensive as it is free on new/ refurbished machines.

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    iMovie 09 and '11 are actually pretty awesome.

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