iMac, DV, and FCP

question1

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Original poster
Feb 5, 2002
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I am a young (read, not wealthy) amateur filmmaker in need of a new Mac for DV editing. Obviously I would love the 933 or dual gig G4, but that whole amateur thing leads to budget concerns. I am seriously tempted to just get the new iMac for the value it offers. But my question is, does anybody know how well the iMac deals with DV editing and how it handles Final Cut Pro? Is the iMac really a good value for my needs, or would I end up being disappointed and frustrated with its limitations for DV?
 

sparkleytone

macrumors 68020
Oct 28, 2001
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Greensboro, NC
it sounds like you really cant beat the iMac for what you get. what you get IS.

g4 power (finalcut likes this)
superdrive
up to a GB of RAM (it also likes this :D )
high quality display
unbeatable price
 

mac15

macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
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I with you sparkleytone

it sounds like you really cant beat the iMac for what you get. what you get IS.

g4 power (finalcut likes this)
superdrive
up to a GB of RAM (it also likes this )
high quality display
unbeatable pricesparklytone
 

LethalWolfe

macrumors G3
Jan 11, 2002
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Los Angeles
I have to agree w/the other 2 posts. If you grab the top of the line iMac you should be good to go. There should be any show stopping differences between the 800mhz iMac and any of the G4 towers. Probably the "worst" thing 'bout the iMac (in regards to what you want to use it for) is the small screen. I'm used to editing on dual 17" or 19" monitors so having only a 15" LCD would drive me nuts. But if yer not used to edting w/dual monitors then you won't know what yer missing. :)


Lethal
 
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