Can I edit HD footage using an iMac 20-in 2.66?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by taino, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. taino macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    I just ordered an 20-inche 2.66 imac. I just learned there might be an upgrade version coming out soon but i wouldn't worry to much about it if the current one gives me what i need. There are two things that i definitely want to be able to do: 1) Edit HD footage from my canon vixia hv30, 2) Run Final cut studio at a later time. Maybe when we finally get the so mentioned stimulus package. NONE of this two would be done for living so I guess I could afford not having the perfect performance as long as I can get it done with out getting frustrated.
  2. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    I would think so. Just might take longer then a faster mac.
  3. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004

    2) i used fcp on my old g5 imac no problem so u should be ok with your intel mac no problem

    1) i edit footage from hf10 (transcoded to AIF) with no problem on new imac in fact its faster than editing minidv/sd on the old g5 imac is the 3.06 ghz/4GB RAM one tho but i dont think its so different??

    u r probably okay i think

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