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Kiko Maniko
Is my Mac ready for p2 editing?
on Apr 28, 2008 at 8:09:37 pm

Hey All,

Searched and couldn't find my answer, so I'm posting.

We're shooting 1080p with the HVX-200 this week and using the FS100 FireStore. It's my first time editing with true HD, and I need to edit brief sequences to deliver to my Motion designer. Want to buy the Power Mac, but I don't have time before my deadline. Can my trusty Mac handle it?

Specs:
Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 (Final Cut Studio 2)
Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5
4 GB DDR SDRAM
L2 Cache per CPU: 512 KB
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
plenty of external HD space

It's pretty simple stuff... some cross-fades is the extent of it, not a lot of heavy rendering, etc. It recently worked like a champ on a large, complicated project shot with Z1U on HDV.

Any obstacles or problems you foresee?

Thanks,
Kiko


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Dave Neyman
Re: Is my Mac ready for p2 editing?
on Apr 28, 2008 at 9:18:07 pm

It should work okay. FCP 6 was apparently built on the Intel architecture so it will be slower than on an Intel machine by quite a bit, especially when you get into the heavy rendering. Best of luck.



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Shane Ross
Re: Is my Mac ready for p2 editing?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:41:11 am

P2 at 1080p doesn't require a lot of horsepower. That is the machine I used when I started cutting DVCPRO HD, and it is still is use. No problems whatsoever...very solid machine.

And DVCPRO HD is easier to handle than HDV...so you are in for a treat.




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Noah Kadner
Re: Is my Mac ready for p2 editing?
on Apr 29, 2008 at 4:52:45 pm

Sure that would be fine.

Noah

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