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John Chay
Are these specs good enough for editing station?
on Aug 11, 2010 at 2:08:44 am

I've been grappling for a while between a brand new imac or a used mac pro. I was wondering what you thought about these specs for a mac pro editing station. Mostly AVCHD and SD and mostly burning DVDs and Blu-Rays. Thanks!

Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
512MB Video Card! Upgraded to the X1900


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Rafael Amador
Re: Are these specs good enough for editing station?
on Aug 11, 2010 at 3:47:05 am

That's a good machine, John.
Don't go the iMac way.
rafael

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John Chay
Re: Are these specs good enough for editing station?
on Aug 11, 2010 at 1:41:04 pm

Thanks Rafael. I just wanted to make sure this Mac Pro was good enough as an editing station. The imacs are nice but seem very limited. Even with faster processing speeds.


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Rafael Amador
Re: Are these specs good enough for editing station?
on Aug 11, 2010 at 3:38:36 pm

You are right John.
If I could plug my eSATA raid and my ioHD, an iMac would be great for my job, but..
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Jason Porthouse
Re: Are these specs good enough for editing station?
on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:18:40 am

That's exactly the spec of my machine John. I've added ram to take it up to 8 gig, and have a Multibridge Pro for I/O. Does everything I need, and the payback for upgrading the Mac just doesn't work for me at the moment. FCP runs fine. Compressor is quick with a cluster set up, and if you were encoding lots for the web, a Matrox MAX accelerated MXO series is what I'd choose.

Jason

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Then when you do criticise him, you'll be a mile away. And have his shoes.

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John Chay
Re: Are these specs good enough for editing station?
on Aug 13, 2010 at 1:57:48 am

Thanks Jason. I have a full time job and the system I'm buying is for some work on the side. Hopefully it will turn into full time someday. I'm looking at the Matrox MXO2 LE Max. It looks like it will do everything I need for the time being.


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Jason Porthouse
Re: Are these specs good enough for editing station?
on Aug 13, 2010 at 9:58:24 am

It's an advantage if it's for 'work on the side'... I run mine in my own studio, and if I've a chewy render to get through, or a long encode, I'll simply leave it running overnight. Costs me little more that the electricity, and as long as the client is OK it's all good. You have to pre-empt anything like this so there's no 'Whaddaya mean you can't encode a 3 hour epic for the web from HD in five minutes?' moments from them, and the addition of a MAX enhanced MXO2 will largely negate any advantage from a higher spec processor.

The 1900 is still a great graphics card - again mine chomps through most Motion stuff without batting an eyelid...

Jason

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Then when you do criticise him, you'll be a mile away. And have his shoes.

*the artist formally known as Jaymags*


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