Final Cut Studio 5.1? On an Intel Mac...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fiercetiger224, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone tried Final Cut Studio on an Intel Mac? How is the performance? In about a month, I'll be putting some cash on a new iMac, and I'm wondering how much faster it runs. I'm running Final Cut Studio on my PowerBook G4 1 Ghz, and it's painfully slow.

    I can only imagine how much faster it'll run on a new iMac Core Duo. :-D
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    There's been a lot of discussion out there (Apple boards for one). I recall the general feedback is that the 'new' Universal Studio 5.1 'screams' along with the Intel Macs.

    An iMac wouldn't be my 1st choice for a Final Cut Studio machine, depending on how much expandability you're going to want in the future. Unfortunately I picked up my iMac before I got into Final Cut, although it's serving me well at the moment, an Intel PowerMac or $ reduced PM G5 is on my wishlist for later this year.
     
  3. fiercetiger224 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I've been checking their boards, and so far it seems like performance is awesome.

    Well, I'll probably get both a MacBook Pro and a Power Mac (or whatever they decide to call the new Intel desktops) instead. But I'm waiting for Merom inside the MacBook Pros before I decide to get one. So basically, for Conroe and Merom, I'd have to wait until August/September, which is a little bit too long for me to wait. I need a new Mac now, but I simply don't want to spend money on something that is going to be much better later! Merom and Conroe show a 40% performance increase compared to Yonah! Blasphemy...

    I'm just really interested in the performance of Final Cut Studio running on an Intel Mac. Maybe I could get an iMac Core Duo, then sell it when Merom and Conroe come! :-D

    DOES ANYONE HAVE AN INTEL MAC RUNNING FINAL CUT STUDIO AS OF RIGHT NOW?! Input please. :D
     

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