Imac & Final Cut Questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by VideoiMacChick, May 23, 2009.

  1. VideoiMacChick macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2009

    I have a question for all you Mac Pros out there. I'm looking to by the 24-inch 3.06GHz iMac with 4GB of RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, but I'm stuck on the graphic card. I'm going to be working with compressed HD video files and was wondering which of the two graphics card is better? The NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 or the ATI Radeon HD 4850? Also, does anyone know if Final Cut Studio will run on this model iMac or is Final Cut Express 4 the way to go?

  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Final Cut will run fine. You really don't even need the highest-end iMac to run it - a Mac Mini will run FCP without any trouble. And don't buy your RAM from Apple - you can find it much cheaper elsewhere.

    As to graphics cards - FCP doesn't depend on the GPU, so buy whichever you like. A better card will make a difference when doing heavy 3D stuff in Motion, but not in Final Cut.
  3. VideoiMacChick thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2009
    Thanks for the advice! This will be my first Mac, what legit stores sell RAM for imacs cheaper?
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...Crucial, Newegg, OWC, just to name a few...

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