Final Cut Express usable on a G4 Mini?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ChrisA, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Is Final Cut Express usable on a G4 Mini? The "System Requirements" on the Apple web site are not clear to me. I'd like to be able to use the G4 Mini to do some very basic things, mainly just reviewing new footage, trashing the junk, wrinting notes and other organizational tasks. All meterial is SD miniDV format.
     
  2. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    it should be fine.

    i used final cut pro on a G4 mini for a few pretty intense jobs. its not blazing fast, but it worked fine.
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Which part of the FCE system requirements weren't clear?

    System Requirements
    • Macintosh computer with 500MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 (550MHz for PowerBook G4) or Intel Core Duo
    • 512MB RAM
    • 1024-by-768 or higher resolution display
    • An AGP or PCI Express graphics card compatible with Quartz Extreme, or an Intel GMA integrated graphics processor in a MacBook or Mac mini.
    • Mac OS X v10.4.6 or later
    • QuickTime 7.0.4 or later
    • 500MB disk space for applications; additional 16GB for Soundtrack and LiveType content (can be installed on separate disks)
    • DVD drive for installation
    • HDV features require 1GHz or faster processor and 1GB RAM (2GB recommended)

    -DH
     
  4. ChrisA thread starter macrumors G4

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    The fourth item. The G4 mini has a Radeon 9200 on a 4x AGP bus but is this "compatible with Quartz Extreme"? How to know? And then it may be that Basic FPE features work even if the System Requirements are not met.


     
  5. -DH macrumors 65816

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    I figured that might be the one. Graphics cards and their specs often confuse me as well. Here's the info from ATI's site on the 9200 Mac Edition: http://ati.amd.com/products/radeon9200/radeon9200me/index.html

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