rendering station - mini - imac - mac pro

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hotshotharry, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. hotshotharry macrumors 6502

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    Just looking for some opinions on a system to render home vids, I got piles of dv tape that i need to put to disc, I was looking at a mac pro, but i am thinking it is overkill for my needs! But i will be moving up to HD before too long, so maybe the new mini (penryn) would be a good choice, I have a macbook pro right now buy i dont like puting it through intensive workouts because its gets so warm! lol besides if i can do with a mini i could use the difference to get a nice HD cam :)

    What kind of render times would a penryn c2d be looking at for HD vid? SD vid?

    thanks fo your input.
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    impossible to answer....

    what frame size HD? what format (source and destination)? etc

    I'd go with the an imac rather than a mini.
     
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Go with the Mac Pro, it's more powerful, more expandable and you can get a decent monitor ... :)
     
  4. hotshotharry thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    yup! if you're springing for the pro machine, you better be using the pro software (total generalization, but applicable).
     

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