G5 or Macbook

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by patriotsfanatic, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. patriotsfanatic macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a black macbook 2.4 4 gig of ram and am editing sd video. Besides the fact it cant run half the effect in final cut express it does ok. But my main problem is the time burning the 45 minute video to dvd. I am currently considering buying a 2.5 dual core g5 with 3 gig of ram. Will that machine be much improvment over my macbook especially in the idvd time. It currently takes about 2 hours and 20 minute. Will there be a noticable diffrence
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    No, the G5 would likely be be slower ( though the video card might make editing faster ) , and you would be stuck running leopard only, and not be able to upgrade Final Cut.

    Are you burning your iDVD to an image file first? If you did that you would at least save time when burning a 2nd disc.
     
  3. patriotsfanatic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would a Mac pro intel xenon 2x2.66 dual core make a difference
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    is the sky blue?
     
  5. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    It's gray here... :rolleyes: :p
     
  6. patriotsfanatic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well its also grey where i am at. But i am guessing that your answer is yes it will make a difference?
     
  7. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    Yes it would

    And its Intel Xeon. Xenon is a chip inside the Xbox 360
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes, very much so
     
  9. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha man that Xenon would really make things slow. Triple-core PowerPC at 3.2Ghz? I wonder how that'd fare against a G5. :rolleyes:
     

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