iMovie/FCP limitations on Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Reminisce32, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Reminisce32 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2009
    Anyone aware of any limitations I might have using iMovie or fcp on a maxed out 2012 Mac mini as far as functionality or size of files being edited?

  2. avemestr macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2012
    With love and patience, everything is possible.
  3. darthmaynard macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    I don't have the specs of the new mac mini, but I have tried the trial of FCP on my 2.4 MBP 8GB RAM, 5400 rpm 1 TB drive. The experience was miserable. When I upgrade, I will be sure to have a discrete video card instead of the integrated graphics. It doesn't look like you can configure the new mini that way. You're stuck with integrated graphics, but you do have thunderbolt. You could conceivably use a really fast drive as a scratch disc and not be bottlenecked.

    If it were me, I wouldn't try it. If you have an Apple store near by, try it out there, first.

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