Question about Final Cut Pro X

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ndl, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. ndl macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2012
    I am thinking about getting Final Cut Pro X because I used iMovie for a while and think I should move on to something higher level but I'm not sure if it will run well enough to be used. I am concerned it would lag too much to make it a useful option for editing. My computer specs are below. Can you let me know if you think it would work and if not, why. Thanks.

    24" iMac (Early 2008 Model)
    Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    RAM: 4 GB
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    VRAM (total): 256 MB

    Version of Mac OS X: 10.7.4 (Mountain Lion)
  2. will waters, Jun 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012

    will waters macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2011
    Great Britain
    Should work ok

    I run it occasionally on my macbook 2008, and a work colleague uses it on his (slightly older) 24" iMAc and it runs fine, however if you are worried, look at getting a copy from other sources first, and if this works fine, then go ahead and buy it


    * forgot about the free trial, use this to try it out!!
  3. fartheststar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2003
    OP: Why not download the free trial?
  4. chevalier433, Jun 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012

    chevalier433 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2011
    If you add an esata port (very easy with low cost) as a scratch disk for your media files and another 4GB ram about 30$ both,you should be fine with high compressed HD projects (for example*.mov media).

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