Video editing on G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gwc inc, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. gwc inc macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2012

    I have a G4 and I do a lot of Final Cut editing. When I use standard definition cameras that use mini DVs the G4 works with it fine, however when I use anything with a higher frame rate it lags and clips. Should I buy a better graphics card and what kind? Or should I just buy a new Mac?

    Thanks for your support.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    The GPU will not help with video editing, not with the version of FCP/FCE you are using. Maybe look at newer Macs, a G5 PowerMac could help or an Intel Mac.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Even if you did buy a "better graphics card" it wouldn't help you, because you cannot install it in an iMac G4.
  4. gwc inc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2012
    I have the PowerPC G4. Thats what I was thinking. I don't have the $$ to upgrade seeing if there was a cheaper way.

    Thanks for your response.
  5. ThunderSnake macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2010
    Tell us more about your system and we might be able to help you boost performance a little.
  6. gwc inc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2012
    I have a Dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 with 1MB L3 cache per processor and 2GB DDR SDRAM

    running OS X 10.2 ver. 10.5.8

    thanks for the help everyone.

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