4K vs 5K iMac for video editing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by satchmo, May 3, 2017.

  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

    Aug 6, 2008
    I'm just looking to get started with video, so my needs aren't super high at the moment.

    Short 10-20 minute videos.
    Probably 1080 and the maybe the occasional 4K.

    Is it necessary to go with the 27" 5K iMac?
    Will the 21.5" 4K iMac connected to an older 24" Dell display suffice?

    I realize the 5K will future proof things, but it's also quite a bit more expensive.
  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2014
    You can edit video on a 4k iMac for sure. Just make sure to get it in either a 2TB Fusion drive or pure SSD spec. Upgrading it to 16 GB ram would also be a good idea. (Especially if you intend on using either Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro)

    And if you wan't to edit 4K video, I would recommend an Intel i7 processor too.

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