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Old Dec 7, 2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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2011 iMac with i5 - HD Video editing

I recently bought the new gopro Hero 3 black and discovered my old MBP can't render 1080p without choppy frames. I'm interested in the 2011 iMac and was wandering if anyone could post their experience with this their iMac and editing HD video.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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I've done it on my 07 iMac with good results.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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Did you mean the 2012 model?

Because the 2011 model is only available via refurbished.

Well, a 2010 model iMac should be able to work well with 1080p video, so the 2012 one should work better.

If you did mean 2011, then that's still good enough.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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Yes, I'm referring to the 11 referbs.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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Yes, I'm referring to the 11 referbs.
Well the 2011 one is definitely capable.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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Mods, can you move this to the video forum. I didn't notice it was there when I posted this thread.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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You would be better of buying an i7 iMac as the i7 is better for the rendering of H264 format also time line scrubbing will be better as well.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:50 AM   #8
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I have been editing on a 2011 iMac with an i5 using Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

No issues at all.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:57 PM   #9
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I have been editing on a 2011 iMac with an i5 using Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

No issues at all.
Good to hear.
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