Is the Apple iMac i3 for video editing?

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

  1. McDees macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    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

    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

    Jul 23, 2010
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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

    Apr 1, 2010
    my machine (see sig) runs Final cut with no issues. You shouldn't have any problems with that imac
  4. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    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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