MacMini for minor HD editing?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AdamJD, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. AdamJD macrumors member

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    From what I've read, it sounds like the Mac Mini is capable of handling some HD editing. To give perspective, I'm editing standard def on a dual g4 1ghz with 1 gig of ram. I'm thinking that maybe I can use a Mac Mini and hold off on a bigger mac pro purchase for about a year...and that if I move into consumer High def, the mini will have the capability of holding me over (using FCE) for at least a little bit.

    Any input? Thank you!
     
  2. yoak macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that it would be fine. What flavour of hd will you be editing? Hdv or avchd?
     
  3. AdamJD thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't gotten that far yet. Is HDV more likely to be usable on the mini? Right now, I'm at the point where if I have a few apps open, the computer is typing a few words behind me. If I change a .5 sec transition, I have to wait a few a about 5 seconds for the computer to render it. Lasted me a long time though!
     

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