Final Cut Express II for an iBook?

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  1. iKwak macrumors member

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    These are the system tech requirement for FCE II:

    a) Macintosh computer with a 350MHz PowerPC G4 or G5 processor and AGP graphics card.
    b) RT Extreme requires a 500MHz PowerPC G4 (550MHz for PowerBook G4) or G5 processor or any dual PowerPC G4 or G5 processors.
    c) Mac OS X v10.2.5 or later.
    d) QuickTime 6.4 or later.
    e) 384MB of RAM (512MB required for RT Extreme).
    f) 40MB of available disk space required for installation.


    I have a 12" iBook and wondering if it is enough to handle the video editing software.
    a) Not sure because I have a G4 800mhz, not a PowerPC G4. Is it okay?
    b) Same - not a PowerPC
    c) Check
    d) Check
    e) Check
    f) Check
     
  2. lind0834 macrumors regular

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    PowerPC is the kind of Processor.

    I think you are confusing it with PowerMac. Anyway, you should get by fine.
     
  3. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    Re: Final Cut Express II for an iBook?

    I don't think it will work. I have a friend with an iMac 500 mhz and it wouldn't let him even install FCP Express since all he has is a G3
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    As long as your iBook is a G4 you'll be okay. If it's a G3 then see the above post.

    It's off the topic a little, but have you considered additional storage? Video takes up an enormous amount of space and you'll find a 30GB drive filling up with just a couple modesly sized projects. It's also suggested to use a different disk or partition for video to avoid fragmentation problems. Of course if you're just doing little 1-2 minute movies I wouldn't worry about space or fragmentation very much.
     
  5. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Final Cut Express II for an iBook?

    However, if you read correctly, you'd notice he's using an 800MHz G4, not a 500MHz G3. FCE will run fine on the iBook.
     
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  7. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    I agree with the sentiments regarding storage; I have 80GB and 60GB internal HDD and I still feel a little short on space at times.
    30GB HDD would be almost out of the question for anything but relatively short videos.
     

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