MacMini for minor HD editing?

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

  1. AdamJD macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2009
    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


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    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

    Mar 5, 2009
    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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