Using an iMac for video and photo needs?? Should I buy this ??

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by igmolinav, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    A friend sent me the following e-mail. A friend of his is selling the following:


    As you can see, the guy who is selling it, has Final Cut Pro in it. So I imagine, the computer is good enough to handle the download of video from a dSLR and the transcoding of it.

    If it is possible, (I don't have all the specs for it now), I would add at least two more GB of RAM. Hopefully it is not that expensive the extra RAM.

    What do you think. Is it like a good buy. What would you watch out for ??

    If I also happen to buy a new laptop in the future, I could use the screen of the iMac. Couldn't I??

    Other uses for this iMac would be photoshop with pics.

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Are the licenses for PS and FCS included?
    Check www.mac2sell.net for slightly above estimates.
    If it is this model, the maximum RAM capacity is 2GB.

    Btw, only the 27" iMac can be used directly as an external display. You can use ScreenRecycler to use the iMac via LAN as display.
     
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi Spinnerlys,

    Thank you for your answers and advice : ) !!!
    I hope I get a few more specs from this guy
    soon : ) !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Specs are here.

     
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I received the following e-mail concerning the specs. :

    Perhaps he is confusing computers.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
  6. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    Looks like a scam to me... But what do I know. All I can say, is that I have a little bit better spec 2.16 hz 24" white imac- 24", 256 nvidia, 4 Gb ram 2TB hard drive. It is great computer, runs final cut express just fine, but forget about playing something like raw panasonic HDC-HS700K mts and m2t files. It just simply fails to run them. I am not sure about editing part... By the way- I tried to play the same clips on new apple products 20" imac is OK, but 13" macbook pro unfortunately has problems with playback.
     
  7. jdesign macrumors member

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    its good enough to run FCP .
    i'm assuming you are buying this because of the software installed?
    Then what to watch is make sure the softwares are legit, not pirated.

    when i say is good enough to run FCP, is you need to know what you are doing, eg the right format to edit. And FCP will run just fine.

    I agree with poster above, watch out for scam. He shouldn't have any problem selling it, if the softwares are legit. So that's what to watch for. If you can inspect the machine yourself that would be great :) And if he is genuine he wouldn't mind.

    I advertised selling a powermac in a free classified, with $100 lower of what was listed in ebay and its sold and picked up within a day!
     
  8. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you again for your help : ) !!!

    Very kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     

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