Wich would be faster for editing with Final Cut Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by DisFrikkenWill, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    A 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 iMac With 512MB of RAM

    or

    A 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 Emac With 1Gb of Ram
     
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    evil_santa

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    What sort of editing are you doing?
    if you are doing very simple edits with out much rendering, It wont make much difference in speed. If you are doing a lot of effects titles etc. you will need a faster machine with more memory. I would get FC Express over FCP and use the money you saved to buy a better machine / or more memory for the G5. you can always upgrade later to FCP
     
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    eXan

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    Answer to the original question:

    Definately iMac. By the way, you could get another 512 MB RAM stick for very cheap (if not from Apple)
     
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    xsedrinam

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    Ditto on the iMac G5. Depending on your budget, etc., After Effects and/or Motion are great apps to use along with FCP HD.
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  5. macrumors 68020

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    I agree with the iMac, too. It's great to use, and it would be better than the eMac for a few reasons:

    1) 4:3 CRT screen vs. the iMac's 16:9 LCD
    2) G4 vs. the iMac's G5
    3) 1.42 GHz vs. 1.8 GHz


    If you need more RAM, you can just upgrade. My iMac has only 512 but it runs well. It's rather clear to get the iMac in this writer's decision.
     
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    eXan

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    iMac and all Apple widescreens are not 16:9, but 16:10
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    Check.
     

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