Final Cut configuration

Discussion in 'iMac' started by coreperformance, May 3, 2011.

  1. coreperformance macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
    I will be getting the new version of Final Cut Studio and a new iMac.

    I'd like to keep the price around $2000.

    I'll be editing HD video.

    What should I prioritize? ram, cpu, gpu? Any opinions on where the bottlenecks will be?

    Thanks for helping the newb!
  2. Gherkin macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2004
    Even the low end iMac should purr w/ HD video and Final Cut X unless you are planning on doing VERY complicated stuff like having 4 HD videos w/ tons of graphics and effects in a single shot.

    I currently have a 2010 MBP and it works pretty damn well w/ HD video, but I am considering upgrading to a new iMac for even better performance.

    Pretty sure GPU would be the most important thing for video editing, but to get the best GPU you also have to get the high end 27", so at that point, you aren't really prioritizing anything, you are just buying the best iMac Apple makes.
  3. coreperformance thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
    Working on independent films, shot with varying levels of skill.

    Some require lots of filters and color work. But other than that, pretty straightforward...

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