Video Editing and the new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Cinemagic85, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Cinemagic85 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2012
    My company's editing needs:
    - Preview non-rendered 1080p in Final Cut Pro X, After Effects, Speed Grade without lag
    - Stream SD previews to clients through google drive

    I would like to know if the following setup will handle my company's editing needs? And also how many composite layers I can use at one time without lag? Here is the hardware I'm considering:

    iMac 27" (2012)
    3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    32GB (four 8GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
    768GB of flash storage (for programs only)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB
    Western Digital Thunderbolt Duo 4TB (for raw footage)
    Airport Extreme base station used with AT&T High Speed Elite 6.0 Mpbs Downstream, 786 Kbps Upstream.
  2. alksion macrumors 68000


    Sep 10, 2010
    Los Angeles County
    If you're going to spend that much, you can definitely get more raw power out of custom build. But yes, overall, this should tackle everything you mentioned fairly well.

    If I had 3K-4K constantly lying around, I would own the exact iMac you listed and custom built PC, but that's not going to happen.

    The new iMac is badass piece of hardware, but it will definitely come in at a steep price point.

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