Final Cut HD on Imac 24"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Clemovie, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Clemovie macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2008
    Århus, Denmark
    Hallo fellows.

    Id like to buy a home MAC with the posibility of editing and rendering high quality SHORT movies at home.

    I'm filming with the Panasonic HVX200's at a recording resolution @ 960x720P.

    Does any of you have experience in editing HD material on the iMac ?


    What about the performance in After Effects?

    Should I wait for the Penryn-update or is it non-sense in my case?

    What setup will be the best cost/value option ?

    5600rpm vs. 7200
    4 gb. vs. 2gb.

    Regards, Søren.
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    The iMac only comes with 7200RPM hard drives.

    It's perfectly suited for everything you describe and is in its element editing movies.

    3Gb of RAM would be the sweet spot.

    The Penyrn updates in 2, 4, 32 weeks (who knows) will only bring a 2 or 3% increase in performance. They are being updated for cost reasons rather than for any real jump in performance.
  3. kwfl macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    I do some after effects and avid stuff in the new 2.8 24" imac and it is awesome. I havent tried a mac pro, so i am not comparing.
  4. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    you need an octo-core mac pro with 8 gb of ram at the very least, to run it reasonably smooth. i just upgraded my mac pro to 18 gb of ram and an 8800gt card and the video lags from time to time, but still bearable.
  5. Clemovie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2008
    Århus, Denmark

    I think ill buy a 2,4GHz 24inch Imac with 4GB :D

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