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Howie Young
iMac Pro Configuration Advice Needed
on Sep 18, 2019 at 11:01:25 pm

I'm trying to configure an efficient but not overly expensive iMac Pro and in need of some advice.

My long term plans include shooting, editing and producing several green screen projects for YouTube. I'll be using Panasonic DSLRs and camcorders. The videos will range from 1 to 5 to 30 minutes. In addition, I will also be creating social media marketing content and short films.

These are the base iMac Pro specs:

Eight-core Intel® Xeon™ W 3.2 GHz
32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory


What would be the best components to upgrade at the time of purchase and why?

Will the 3.2 GHz processor work well with 64 GB RAM and the Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of HBM2 memory?

Is there any benefit to upgrading to the 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor?

Is a 2 TB SSD internal drive really needed, or is 1 TB fine?


Will the base specs suffice for green screen projects?

Could a 60 minute green screen project be edited with the base computer without any issues?


Thank you!

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