iMac + FinalCut Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nbusse, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. nbusse macrumors member

    nbusse

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    I want to be able to do professional-looking work with Final Cut Pro. Also will be running m-powered ProTools. Is an iMac sufficient for it? I'm looking at a slightly older version, 2.16, Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 gig memory. The graphics card is Radion x1600. It looks like all the specs are adequate for FCP? what am I overlooking?
    I also have an impression that iMac has a limited lifespan, am I correct that it is not upgradable?
    Thanks in advance for advice....
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    If you're going for that set up, I would max the Ram. It wont be perfect, but it should do the job well enough (FCP used to run on 400mhz machines dont forget)

    Upgrabes - You can get internals upgraded by Apple certified techs, but its pricey. Ram is about the only user upgrable part.
     
  3. nbusse thread starter macrumors member

    nbusse

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    I've actually never gotten my hands dirty on the insides of a mac -- is RAM really something that I can do at home? does apple sell you the parts?
    Sadly, it does seem like it's a waste to try altering anything that requires a specialist to install.

    Also, not an expert on the video cards -- any feedback about this one? it's ok?

    thanks - N
     

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