minimum processor speed for iMovie?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I've decided to sell my 1.8 single G5. It's way more computer that I need, and I realize I could get something smaller(possibly a refurbed mini or eMac) that would do everthing I need and get some of my money back.

    The most processor intensive task I ever need is when I use iMovie. Every year I make a video for my school, kinda like a year-in-review film. It usually lasts about 15 minutes. iMovie works great for this.

    I'm wondering what the slowest processor speed is that will still run iMovie easily?

    Thanks
     
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    Kyle Nerder

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    I've used a 700MHz in iMovie and Final Cut Express. It wasn't that fun, but it did the job.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    I remember that I used iMovie (an OS 9 Version) on a 266Mhz G3. It worked but you couldn't do anything long or big. Just mini movies...
     
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    iEdd

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    I easily did movies in iMovie on jaguar with a 333Mhz G3 iMac. The only limiting feature was lack of HDD space (10GB). Basically any G4 or G5 will run iMovie just fine. :)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I thought.

    I've always really like the G4 iMac. I think I'll look into getting one of those with the highest processor speed I can find.
     

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