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Old Jul 30, 2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Will A 2012 Baseline iMac 21.5" Be Sufficient For Video Editing

I am thinking about purchasing the baseline, quad-core iMac 21.5". I am planning on editing 20-minute films. I intend to use iMovie, but I would like to upgrade to FCPX eventually. (After I can save up)

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 07:39 AM   #2
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Yes, with 8GB ram.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:56 PM   #3
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If your video editing is light to moderate, the base iMac will do just fine. If you can get more ram like 16gig would be better.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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Also, could it run FCPX well?
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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I'd Imagine it would run FCPX pretty well. my late 2009 iMac with a lonely 9400M can run it well for the most part with just 256mb of shared RAM.
I'm sure with a card which is probably twice as powerful could handle it fine.
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I'd Imagine it would run FCPX pretty well. my late 2009 iMac with a lonely 9400M can run it well for the most part with just 256mb of shared RAM.
I'm sure with a card which is probably twice as powerful could handle it fine.
Thanks for all the feedback! This is my first query on MacRumors, and I am genuinely pleased with the diligent community.
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