Right graphics card for MacPro for editing HD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by finalcpeditz, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. finalcpeditz macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008
    I'm looking into upgrading to a MacPro. Will the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB graphics card that comes with it be enough for editing/capturing HDV?
  2. AviationFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Yes, you'll be fine with that card. HDV editing is demanding on the CPU and main memory (RAM), and a fast external/2nd internal hard disc will help a lot, but the graphics card won't make a big difference. Only Motion benefits from a fast graphics card, and check Color's compatibility list if you intend to run that app (assuming you'll go the Final Cut route).
    - Martin

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