Which computer to buy, to run Final Cut Studio

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by apeden, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. apeden macrumors member

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    I have a 2007 macbook pro, 2.2ghz and 4gb of ram. I need to upgrade to a better/faster computer. I have a budget of around $3,000 and I am not sure which computer to buy. Either a MP, iMac, or a MBP....I am not sure which one would be the best for my money. With my money I can get a fully upgraded iMac and a fully upgraded 15inch MBP, but I would not be able to get a fully graded MP.

    Another thing is where can I get Final Cut Studio...Since final cut pro x has come out, nobody is selling the old the final cut studio (white box one). I want that one to edit on.

    Thanks
     
  2. bluap84 macrumors 6502

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    1. Final Cut Studio has been EOL'd probs only has a year of life left, and isnt being supported. So either jump to FCPX or Premiere / Avid

    2. I have a i7 2.93, 12gb iMac and that runs anything with ease. I bought the iMac refurbed for £1300 and bought the 8gb upgrade kit from cruical for £50

    sure you will be able to get the same type of thing where you are.
     
  3. MacStu09 macrumors regular

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    I'd go Mac Pro, upgrade it over time. It is SO MUCH BETTER AND CHEAPER to buy a base model from Apple, and upgrade it yourself. The same model that would've cost us $14,225 from Apple, cost me and a friend $4,015 total. For example, we put 32gb of the same brand ram Apple uses in it for $325. Apple charges $1,550. Not kidding.

    The iMac is good and all, but if you're a person who frequently has more uses and more needs from a computer, get the mac pro. Upgradeability is a huge factor.

    By a base mac pro for $2,499, upgrade it as much as you want. Check local university's/places like Fry's for FCS 3 HD or ebay. My old school still has it on shelf for $299.

    (Eventually I would switch to Premiere Pro or Avid until Apple brings FCX up to par).
     
  4. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    I like the iMacs. The bigger the better. The Mac Pro is more upgradeable, but I like to changeover my iMacs every 3 years anyway so the point is moo.
     

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