Mac Mini for video edition?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jalemany, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. jalemany macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2012
    Hi, I'm jalemany and this is my first post.
    First of all, remark that that I've searched so many posts and diferents web sites but I still with the same doubt.
    Now I'm on windows and I wanted to change to OSX with the new iMacs, but as I need firewire, I just reject this option.
    After searching trough different options I thought that the Mac mini was the best option. I'll explain to you:
    I need the Mac mini for: Audio recording and mixing (Pro Tools) and Video edition (Premiere or other and Adobe After Effects).
    I was convinced that the Mac mini with (i7 2.3 or 2.6 and 8Gb the ram plus a SSD) was a good option for my pruposes.
    Today I went to the apple store (not an official one, an official distribuitor) and the employees just told me that it isn't powerful enough, that if I need FireWire port it is better to go to a Mac Book Pro or Mac Pro, because, even that the MBP apparently has the same power, it's performance it's much better. Are they right? Because I can only afford the MBP 15" cheaper so 4GB ram...

    So, a Mac mini with (i7 2.3/2.6 and 8GB ram + SSD) can run after effects fluently? I will not use 3D stuff, I only wonder if with a 1080p video the reenders will be fast. (I don't want to wait a lot of time on the previews reenders).

    PD: the option of Thunderbolt > firewire on the imac doesn't work for me, because I need the Texas Instrument chipset.
    I will apmliate the ram to 8GB and install the SSD after buying the Mac mini.

    Thanks for reading it!
  2. Dduval macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    Get the mini with 2.6 quad, SSD, up the ram to 16 gb and you will be fine.

    Sounds like they are trying to up sell you. Clearly they need to understand your budget. I mean heck, if money was no object, I would already own a fully upgraded, maxed out Mac Pro tower for over $4k, guess that would work for video editing too...:eek:

    But seriously, If you go with the mini, just be sure you get the 2.6 cpu, you'll appreciate the extra 10% of speed on long HD video rendering's...

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