Mac Pro VS iMac 24'' for HD video editing?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Old Smuggler, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
    Hello i am looking for a new mac to edit home movies that are HD from my sony camcorder

    i was curious if any one knew which system i would need for doing this ?

    i would want to get as much life from the computer i can since i probably wont be able to purchase another for 3+ years

    the only thing that deters me from the iMac is the limited amount of ram
    and the possible 2+ hours encoding wait time if the imac is any thing like the first macbook pro
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    I would go for the base Mac Pro with lotsa RAM. A top of the line iMac is more expensive than the Mac Pro.
  3. nurfen macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2007

    They aren't even in the same league. The Mac Pro is much more "upgrade friendly" and future safe... With the iMac, you're basically locked with the configuration you buy (except the RAM) if you don't want to void warranty.

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