Is the Apple iMac i3 for video editing?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by McDees, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. McDees macrumors newbie

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    I'm a newbie looking for a budget computer to do some video editing, does anyone know if Final Cut Pro will run ok on this iMac?

    Apple 21.5" iMac MC508B/A - Intel Core i3, 500GB, 4GB Memory £799.99

    http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/10...mc508ba---intel-core-i3-500gb-4gb-memory.aspx

    I'm going to film a wedding in HD and heard that I can't transfer full HD on to a DVD disc. So can I get an external blu-ray drive for the iMac, if so at what cost?

    Thanks for any replies. :)
     
  2. Squicken macrumors member

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    My freind has the previous gen imac to that, a 3.06ghz C2D and that handles video editing pretty good. It might not be a speed demon but it works.
     
  3. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    my machine (see sig) runs Final cut with no issues. You shouldn't have any problems with that imac
     
  4. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    I run FCS2 on a 2.4 C2D (late 2007 IIRC) iMac without much of an issue. Motion and Color have some problems due to the anemic GPU, but the rest is fine.
     

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