Will A 2012 Baseline iMac 21.5" Be Sufficient For Video Editing

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking about purchasing the baseline, quad-core iMac 21.5". I am planning on editing 20-minute films. I intend to use iMovie, but I would like to upgrade to FCPX eventually. (After I can save up)

    Thanks!
     
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    dollystereo

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    Yes, with 8GB ram.
     
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    Macsonic

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    If your video editing is light to moderate, the base iMac will do just fine. If you can get more ram like 16gig would be better.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

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    Also, could it run FCPX well?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I'd Imagine it would run FCPX pretty well. my late 2009 iMac with a lonely 9400M can run it well for the most part with just 256mb of shared RAM.
    I'm sure with a card which is probably twice as powerful could handle it fine.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the feedback! This is my first query on MacRumors, and I am genuinely pleased with the diligent community.
     

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