Video editor needs advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by c-what, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. c-what macrumors newbie

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    I'm considering buying a G5 to do video editing on but was wondering if anyone uses them could recommend them?or would i just be better of buying an intel based imac?I have a nice 20" monitor which could be used with a g5 or an imac but im not sure if the imacs support dual screen?
    Any advice would be appreciated
    Thanks
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    iMacs do support dual screen.

    I'm not a video editor, but at this point I would recommend against a pre-Intel model. Try to find a Core 2 Duo machine used, or from the refurb store. Long term it will be a better investment than the G5 you're eyeing.
     
  3. axiomission macrumors member

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    I'm not sure what your situation is, but I don't understand why you'd want to go for a G5 tower when you can get an iMac that uses less energy and is significantly faster and a better bang for your buck.

    iMacs do support dual screen (mine has miniDVI, but I think the new ones switched to MiniDisplayPort).

    A couple of questions:
    What's your budget?
    What's the specs on the G5 you are planning to get?

    If you happen to get an Apple mac now before september, you are eligible for a $10 upgrade to Snow Leopard. Or you can wait until September when Snow Leopard is standard on all of them.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Don't get PPC Mac. Even Mini beats PowerMac G5.
     
  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Get a Mac Mini or an iMac because it is newer technology and out performs the G5.
     
  6. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Even the Imac will be a little punchy, I recommend a quad MacPro for the video realm at least. More expandability & raw crunching power for video.
     

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