New 2011 27 iMac good for editing HD videos, pictures?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by marine0816, May 4, 2011.

  1. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

    marine0816

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    I'm in too low budget/hobby movie making and editing photos. I have a nikon D5000 dslr and a Sony hd ACVHD camcorder sr-10. I'm on a apple high right now ever since I got my iPad 2. So I jumped in and I just bought an new thunderbolt capable 27inch iMac on apple.com. Can you tell me if I have a decent set up? I just got 8gb memory upgrade, would that be enough for what I do? I'm not at all into video games that's what my ps3 is for. So I just kept the graphics at 512, smart idea? Thank you

    PROCESSOR 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
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    MEMORY 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
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    HARD DRIVE 1TB Serial ATA Drive
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    GRAPHICS AMD RadeonHD 6770M 512MB GDDR5
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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    That iMac will work with your computational needs. Even Macs from 2007 can do that, just know, that importing your MPEG-4 encoded footage into iMovie or whatever editing application you chose (except Adobe Premiere Pro) requires transcoding the compressed video using some MPEG-4 codec into an editing codec (Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for iMovie and FCE, ProRes for Final Cut Pro), thus it will take some time. Thus the faster the computer, the faster the transcoding process.
     

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