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Berry Helfand
Best iMac-based editing System?
on Oct 29, 2013 at 5:51:49 pm

Trying to put together my next edit system… I"m thinking of iMac instead of Mac Pro this time… specially since i get a new display.

I plan to use it with FCP, AVID, AE, Davinci. and yes… i'm relunctantly learning Premiere now

Love to get some feedback from my fellow pros before I take the $4k hit.

advice… critique… different hardware choices….missing pieces?

Here is my shopping list… and how i plan to use it.

COMPUTER
iMac 27 3.5GHz Quad-core
Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
UPGRADED STORAGE: 3TB Fusion Drive
NViDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5

RAM
OWC (MacSales) 32GB Kit 8GB x 4

USB - DVI ADAPTER
Diamond USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station
w/ Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, DVI and Audio Ports"
Allows Monitor hookup with USB instead of Thunderbolt
Hook up Drobo to Ethernet Port


PCIE Expansion
Sonnet Echo Express III Desktop 3-Slot
Expands Thunderbolt slot to PCIe Cards
Slot 1 - Aja i/o Express
Slot 2 - eSata dual port hooked up to 2 12tb raids
Slot 3 - Firewire or Fibrechannel


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