Final Cut Pro question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wolvngelz, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Wolvngelz macrumors member

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    So like everyone else I've been waiting for the MBP update, but, today I found out that someone's offering me a Powerbook G4 667 with 1GB of RAM for free.

    Thing is, i'm a media student and I do a lot of work in Final Cut and Photoshop, can the Powerbook G4 run current versions of Final Cut well enough for me to use it for the remainder of the year?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    no it will not run it at all...sorry

     
  3. Tedlander macrumors newbie

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    Probably Not

    I'm not a Final Cut Pro user yet, but my G4 1.5Ghz 1GB machine will not handle. I'm pretty sure you are going to need the newer faster Intel based machine, better graphics card, 2GB type to run newest versions. I don't even think my G4 will run the newest version of iMovie. My opinion, if doing media, will need a better machine.:confused:
     
  4. Stianu89 macrumors member

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    Final cut uses alot of resources! so i dont know if it will run it!

    Requirements:
    * A Macintosh computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC
    G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor
    * 1GB of RAM
    * An AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card (Final Cut Studio
    is not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors)
    * A display with 1024-by-768 resolution or higher
    * Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later
    * QuickTime 7.1.6 or later
    * A DVD drive for installation

    Photoshop will prolly run, but it would run slow!

    But if youre getting it free take it and try it :p if it does not run well, sell it and buy a mbp :)
     
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    this is true, you could prolly sell it on ebay for about $750
     
  6. Wolvngelz thread starter macrumors member

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    Thx for the swift replies.

    Unfortunately I have never owned a Mac so I'm still unsure of the previous machine's capabilities. But thanks for clearing it up.

    As for taking it and selling it, I'd rather not. It's my uncle's and he means well, but if I have no use for it I won't take it.

    Altho, he is getting a MB Air to replace the PB G4.......

    Back to waiting for next Tuesday then.
     
  7. Stianu89 macrumors member

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    You could allways ask to lend it until you can afford a mac that can handle fcp and ps ;) Any mac is better than a windows pc! Thats my opinion! And ive been using pc for over 10 years :p and im 18 now!
     
  8. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Since you're just a student you probably don't need the full studio. See if you can pick up a copy of FCE3 somewhere. It will run fine on that PB as long as you're using SD DV.
     
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040

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