FCE4 and G4

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hondak24, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. hondak24 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone installed FCE4 on a G4? Even though the FCE4 spec lists G4 as minimum requirement, I know iMovie08 requires at least a G5.

    I am planning to edit SD mpeg2 clips from my Sony hard drive camcorder on a G4 Dual 800Mhz.

    Thanks.
     
  2. sk8ordie macrumors regular

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    I used older versions of Final Cut Express and Pro on my old Dual 800mhz G4 and it ran pretty good, no issues.
     
  3. hondak24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have imovie 05 and Apple mpeg-2 pluggin. From what I can tell, imovie imports the mpeg-2 clip from the hard drive camcorder and converts it to DV. The image quality is lost by doing so.

    Is there any benefit of getting FCE4, mainly to handle mpeg-2 clips from hard drive camcorders? Does FCE4 edits mpeg-2 clips natively without any conversion to other formats?
     

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