Final Cut Pro on current macs vs. pentium macs

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  1. fented macrumors newbie

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    I am new to Mac and new to Final Cut Pro. I have been an Avid user for years and am thinking about making the switch. Before I invest a lot of money in a G5 for my new home FCP system, does anyone know whats going to happen when the pentium based macs come out? When FCP upgrades its software am I going to have software that is incompatable with my old hardware?

    Any advise welcome.
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    IF you were to buy a PowerMac G5, with a universal version of final cut studio, you'd be fine. If that G5 got old and slow or for some reason you want to get rid of it, you'd be perfectly fine with an Intel PowerMac, because you'd have the universal version of final cut studio...

    Now here's the question..Are you willing to wait until August-September for a brand spanking new INTEL PowerMac? Or willing to go with a fully native PowerMac G5 that will run all your apps (but it doesn't run windows natively) right now?
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Final Cut Studio will be faster on Intel versions of the PowerMac when they come out.

    PS- The Pentium is dead. There will be no Pentium-based Macs, I think the PowerMac replacement will be based on a chip codnamed "Woodcrest" which I think will be the first of the core-architecture Xeon replacements. The Pentium is being replaced by the Core 2 Duo, previously codenamed "Conroe." The high-end Core 2 Duo will be called Core 2 Extreme.
     
  4. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    The switch from AVID to FCP is one of cost IMO.

    Isnt Avid like ALOT more money than FCP?
     
  5. fented thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, of course, I meant to say the new Intel Macs... So FCP Universal will run on the G5's and be upgradable on the G5's even after FCP starts making software for the Intel Macs - I can's wait actually...
     
  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -fented

    Final Cut Studio is already Universal Binary.

    I'd guess you have about 8 years of compatibility left for a G5 (based on Apple's behavior for the PowerPC transition in 1994)
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Universal software is just that, UNIVERSAL. Meaning it will run without any emulation or anything on both PPC and Intel Macs. Also, Apple makes the Final Cut softwares, not a third party.
     
  8. octoberdeath macrumors regular

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    you could buy a used G5 for now and then sell it come time for the intel macs to come out and then just install the universal FCP dvds on to your new rig.

    ps. i'm selling my 2GHz G5 :)
     
  9. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    What were those initial Intel powered macs running. The ones they gave to developers?
     
  10. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Does any one have any real world comparisions of the Intel Macs ie: iMac, Macmini or MBP vs. G5 towers with FCP.

    Just wondering...
     
  11. Palmer macrumors member

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    I think the PowerMac replacement will be based on a chip codnamed "Woodcrest" which I think will be the first of the core-architecture Xeon replacements.

    Why do you think that Woodcrest will be in the Mac Pros? I heard they are only good for Servers.

    I am waiting for 2007 when Kensfield comes out. Conroe looks good but I want a Quad intel Mac.
     
  12. risc macrumors 68030

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    "...For Final Cut Pro users, the news isn't nearly as dramatic, but the MacBook certainly held its own, surpassing the performance of the G5 (Dual 2.0 GHz) in three out of four tests. That easily qualifies the MacBook Pro as a workhorse editing system..."

    http://www.creativemac.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=38816&afterinter=true
     
  13. octoberdeath macrumors regular

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    thats why i want to get a MBP!! man someone take this G5 of my hands.
     
  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Gladly! And it will only cost you shipping to my house! :D
     
  15. link92 macrumors 6502

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    P4 3.6GHz, but none of the Macs will ever have a Netburst chip.
     

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