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Austin King
Switching from FCP7 to Avid MC7
on Jan 25, 2014 at 6:55:39 pm

Hi all,

I am a fcp7 editor looking to make the switch to MC7 since it seems to be the industry standard and the best shot at getting more work.

I know there will be a learning curve, but my main concern is whether or not my imac will be able to run avid MC7 efficiently. Here are my specs:

iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2010
Processor 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3

Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB

Software OS X 10.9.1

1tb sata disk

lacie 500gb external harddrive (needs upgrading)

Lacie 2tb cloudbox NAS (for archiving projects and footage)

Already decided to upgrade the ram to 16gb, but besides that, will I be able to make this work? I run FCP7 without any major render times and Premiere Pro was such an issue with lagging that I got rid of it.

I mainly edit h.264 files from canon dslrs and have to convert to pro-res before bringing into fcp7 which can be a pain so IDK if MC7 runs h.264 natively or not, but I am hoping it does.

Anyway, any insight would be greatly appreciated and if I am missing any extra hardware needed to make this work please let me know.


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