Will Final Cut Studio 2 work with a 20'' iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sgtfbomb, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. sgtfbomb macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    I have just got a 20'' iMac, and need Final Cut Studio 2, and I cant seem to figure out if it will work. Some people say yes, some say no. I have an ATI Radeon HD2400 with Intel Core 2 Duo precessor. It's the standard new iMac 20''. Will it work on it?
  2. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
  3. sgtfbomb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    so it will absolutely not work at all with the ram i have now?
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    It will work it will just be horribly slow!
  5. je1ani macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    I use FCS2 and it's decent no complaints from me it's just THE HEAT.. using compressor feels like i'm going to burn a hole in the back of my comp.
  6. BlakTornado Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    I'm sure it will run well on the machine. I know a guy with a 24" and only 1GB RAM and he can run FCS2 ok.

    I've not had the pleasure of FCS2 yet, but as a last resort then you could consider FCE4, which is what I have and runs like a treat.

    But only as a resort, mind. I'm sure FCS2 will run ok on it, though.
  7. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    well you have a 2.8, and 4 gigs ram

    It won't run well, it will be very slow, there is a reason for a 3ghz 8 core mac pro:p
  8. SilverGlass macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2007
    Runs OK for me with 3GB of RAM. However, I don't edit HD. It's nothing like the Mac Pros at work, but for a more-affordable home setup you're not going to be using all day every day, it's perfectly fine.
  9. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Don't agree with this. In fact I saw a feature on HD editing on TV the other week - Mac vs PC.

    The Sony Vaio they were using just produced jerky crap. The MacBook Pro had no problems at all.
  10. elmas7777 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2008
    how can i run apple colors in imac 20"

    i just have my new imac 20", i installed fcs2 but i dont know how can i run colors if my mac it's not supported.

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