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Scott RobertsGetting a new Mac
by on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:47:05 am

What video cards are you running in your Mac systems for After Effects work? I'll be doing some basic compositing / effects with SD footage, 720p footage, etc., and I'm looking to spec out a new Mac and beef up the video card a little higher than the GeForce GT 120 that is standard equipment on new Macs.

Thanks in advance!

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Todd KoprivaRe: Getting a new Mac
by on Jan 29, 2010 at 3:59:21 am

There is no reason (for After Effects) to get a nicer card.

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Scott RobertsRe: Getting a new Mac
by on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:14:08 am

Cool, thanks!

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Dave JohnsonRe: Getting a new Mac
by on Jan 29, 2010 at 3:04:08 pm

If you're running AE on the same machine(s) as your NLE, 3D apps, etc., as I would guess most editors do, you might consider the relevance a decent video card can have for other things.

I'm not an IT guy so I won;t try to recommend specific models, etc., but my personal experience has consistently been that you can't go wrong with a reasonably current Nvidia board (I and other editors I know have had several bad experiences with ATI boards). And, whether you need SLI, dual graphics boards, etc. depends on the totality of your specific situation, rather than AE or any one program you work in. I hope those generalizations are at least somewhat helpful.


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Scott RobertsRe: Getting a new Mac
by on Jan 30, 2010 at 10:04:42 am

Thanks Dave!

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