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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: FCP X and long form
on Jan 20, 2013 at 7:27:43 am

Some of the experiences here are from editors working on older Quad core systems with older graphics cards.
Due respect, of course, but do things improve with a newer iMac i5 or i7, or the newest iMacs or MBPs with nVidia GPUs?

Because, for instance, in DaVinci Resolve, running on a new i7 MBP with the nVidia GTX 650, renders are happening as fast as in the 'latest' 8-core MacPro with 32GB RAM and a nVidia Quadro 4000 card installed. Maybe such a new system - iMac or MBP - with a SSD or Fusion drive may be the answer for performance with long projects.

I have also found that just replacing my boot drive from HDD to SSD has made a big difference to the opening speeds of a large (150 MB+) sized projects. SSDs also speed up rendering in some cases where disk speed not CPU speed is the bottle-neck. Like rendering to/from ProRes4444 or higher.

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