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Darin Miyashiro
new imacs
on Oct 24, 2009 at 12:11:09 am

I was testing the new imac 21" 3ghz duo-core today and it seems
just as fast or faster than the MAC PRO 2.66 quad.

I just brought up imovie
and did export to idvd and it seems just as fast or a little faster
than the mac pro quad 2.66.


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Rafael Amador
Re: new imacs
on Oct 25, 2009 at 2:09:35 am

Hi Darin,
The problem with iMacs is that you can not expand your system.
rafael

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B.J. Ahlen
Re: new imacs
on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:41:10 am

..and iMovie won't use all those cores in the MacPro.

Do a nice After Effects render and you'll see a big difference when it fires on all cylinders, or use a program or plug-in that is GPU-accelerated, then you might also appreciate the Mac Pro's ability to work with ATI 4870 cards, etc.

But if you don't do any heavy lifting and are happy to import footage via Firewire or USB, then the iMac will be fine.


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walter biscardi
Re: new imacs
on Oct 26, 2009 at 11:58:12 am

[B.J. Ahlen] "But if you don't do any heavy lifting and are happy to import footage via Firewire or USB, then the iMac will be fine. "

First off the new iMac 27" is capable of doing some serious heavy lifting with a LOT of RAM and an ATI 4850 Graphics card.

2nd, Firewire and USB are not your only options. We run an Ethernet SAN here and one of our iMacs is cutting on a documentary with over 200 hours of raw 720p / 60 ProRes material. It's performing so well we're going to outfit some of our new edit suites solely with the 27" iMac.

It's not just an afterthought anymore, this is a very very good production machine now.



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Darin Miyashiro
Re: new imacs
on Oct 26, 2009 at 2:56:14 pm

Wow
what type of processor in your iMac?
How much ram?
What type of SAN´╝č

how long does it take to export to dvd or to another file type?

NOw I'm on the fence on deciding between mac pro and 27" iMac.


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Rick Menze
Re: new imacs
on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:18:46 pm

I am also looking at a quad core 27 imac for basic FCP editing. DVD burning and limited aftereffects.


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