Any of the new mac mini's good machine's for editing 4k video?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macuser86, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. macuser86 macrumors member

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    As the title say's... Im no computer expert and am wondering if any of the new mac mini's are capable 4k video editing machine's? Or if I should be looking elsewhere. Would be using various software's for editing. Need a solid, stable machine that will handle the 4k footage editing with stability and not crash! I have much preferred mini's over the years so I can connect a screen of my choice but it seems the new mac mini's aren't all that upgradable anymore :/ Will intel iris GC handle 4k? Also, any restrictions on 4k output from the mac mini's to 4k screens?

    Thanks all for your input... :)
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    It's Base Iris GPU and not the Iris Pro. The only way to connect a 4k monitor (officially) is thru the HDMI port at only 30hz. I do believe some have been able to connect a 4k to the DP ports but only at 50hz (unofficial). Now whether the CPU can do 4k encoding at a reasonable speed is doubtful. I personally wouldn't plan on a basic consumer grade box to handle 4k video (especially without a quad core CPU). These are meant to bring the casual user to MacOS and now meant to replace a workstation (although the 2012s were on the cusp of that ability).
     
  3. macuser86 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the post paulrbeers. Noted your thoughts on the matter. Maybe just give the mac mini a pass then for 4k video editing. I guess its either an iMac or mac pro if I want to stay with Apple or go PC. I haven't used a PC in close to a decade, really dont want to go back but Apple's pricing, well, you know.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I don't claim to be an expert, but if you're really interested in doing 4k editing on a Mac, the model you should be looking at right now is the "new" Mac Pro, or possibly a maxed-out retina iMac...
     

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