wierd Final cut pro X question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rdsii64, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

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    The other night I finished putting together an HD video. When I started the final encoding, Final cut pro x gave me the opion to farm out the rendering chors to other macs on my network ( I only have one for now) This sparked a question. Could I scrounge craigslist, ebay, or where ever, and get myself 4 or 5 used mac mini's hook them up to a gigabit switch and use them as a sort of ghetto rendering farm?
     
  2. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    yes
     
  3. RonsMac macrumors newbie

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    What would be faster: 4 minis or another mac pro? Have no experience with this and the money would be about the same. TIA.
     
  4. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    faster set up

    Truth be told, I have no idea which would be a faster setup. What I do know is used mac mini's can be had for around 300. Less if I get lucky. A new mac pro is out of my price range, and used one close to 2000. so 4 mac mini's would set me back 1200 plus the kvm so I only have to buy one keyboard and use a spare mouse and monitor I have in a corner. (that is unless I can run a mac mini headless)
     
  5. bluap84 macrumors 6502

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    that is not a bad idea. But sure you would need to get the latest mini with a good chip? But i can see where your coming from, i think it would be a wicked idea.

    But when you think about it...my iMac is quad core with 12gb. Sure you will need a lot of minis to match that?
     
  6. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Forget the ram, this is really only for the CPU. And who knows, surely 5 CPUs beats one quad? Especially if they're C2Ds... That's 10 cores...
     
  7. bluap84 macrumors 6502

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    *jumps on ebay for mac minis*
     

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