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Tim Jones
Re: Recommended Mac for FCP
on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:31:57 pm

I agree with Mark. I use a full-blown Mac Book Pro Retina and added a pair of 24" HP IPS LED monitors. But, if I were outfitting a new desk, I'd buy the 27" i7 iMac with 8GB (change the memory to 32GB from OWC or Amazon (as Bret mentions) with the default internal drive (would just be for apps) and upgrade to the GTX 680 graphics (2GB trumps 1GB every day of the week). I'd then add a Thunderbolt chassis from Sonnet with a SAS RAID array (only use ATTO for the HBA). My configuration came in at $2,349on the Apple store site.

Adding the GTX 680 graphics and the external SAS array will be the major performance pluses for Adobe or FCP X/Motion.

Tim Jones
CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc.
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