After Effects CS5 on mac mini 2.4GHz Intel Core 2?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Graemezee, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Graemezee macrumors newbie

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    My son has my old 2.8 Dual G5 with a 30' ACD he wants to use After Effects CS5 which will only run on an intel processor. I have a Quad Core Mac pro but never have the free time to let him use it.

    He is considering buying a mac mini 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo so he can use After Effects. Has any one had any experience doing this? is it practical solution baring in mind we can use the mac pro to render files over night.

    Any thoughts appreciated

    Graeme
     
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    One of the people I know uses a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini with 4GB of ram, and it's reasonably fast. I'm sure the newer model 2.4GHz will suit your needs just fine, however keep in mind rendering files for say a 25 min long 720p film with 2.1 audio takes about 10 or so minutes on that machine.
     

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