Looking to save some money... Left a company where I was editing on a Quad G5. I've recently been doing some quick work (nothing taxing) on a borrowed 20"iMac core duo. Looking at possibly purchasing the 24"core duo 2.93 iMac. Can't realistically justify upgrading to 8GB of RAM for $1000... might just as well get the MacPro in that case.
QUESTION: Is anyone out there using after effects or Motion on a dual core iMac with 4GB of ram successfully? What about HD projects? Could I manage for a year or so until I start banking ome money to upgrade? any thoughts? thanks.