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    iMac editing and FireWire connection
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    iMac editing and FireWire connection
    I have convinced by Dad to get a Mac!

    It looks like iMac will be best!

    Other than surfing the net and email etc he mainly uses it for video editing and drawing programs etc

    Regarding the video editing:

    Would the lower level mac 21.5-inch 2.5GHz quad-core be okay for home video editing (using iMovie or, more likely, Adobe Prem Elements)

    1920 x 1080 resolution
    2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    4GB Memory
    500GB hard drive
    1 x SDXC card slot
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
    FaceTime HD Camera
    Thunderbolt port
    8 x double-layer SuperDrive


    And most important of all: Family DV cameras connect via FireWire - to my surprise there is non FireWire 400 port on the iMac!!!

    How do you people connect their DV Camcorders in?
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    iMac editing and FireWire connection
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    iMac editing and FireWire connection
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    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    I'm guessing the DV camera is going to require a 4-pin Firewire cable, and the iMac will require a 9-pin. You can buy them from Apple, but i find that the prices are a bit steep. I found the likely candidate at Monoprice for $5.

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    iMac editing and FireWire connection
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    Thanks guys! Will look into that! Bit odd Apple decided to move away from the most used home video connection so quickly
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    iMac editing and FireWire connection
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    WOuld you say the system is fine to do editing on?
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    No sweat for editing.

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    iMac editing and FireWire connection
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    WOuld you say the system is fine to do editing on?
    More than enough.

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