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Xavier Davidson
New Edit Suite 2018
on Oct 11, 2018 at 11:13:32 am

Hi All,

Am after recommendations - help - with buying a new edit suite. I run a small business doing mostly corporate and broadcast videos - currently editing on an 27" iMac 3.4Ghz i7, on OS 10.8.5 - so getting on now.

Looking to buy a new Mac system, to work along side this one - accessing media stored currently on Pegasus 2 R6 Thunderbolt HDs. Ideally simultaneously across both systems if possible. Was thinking either top end iMac 4.3Ghz i7, 64Gb RAM etc or iMacPro 3.2Ghz 8 Core, 32Gb RAM. Any thoughts on if there is a huge difference between these specs?

The most important thing is finding a solution to network / server so existing iMac and new system can access media simultaneously. I am currently editing on FCP 7 - but will make move to FCP X on new system. But would like both systems to be able to use both versions of FCP. Any thoughts on best server solution to do this please?

Also, if go with iMac Pro - would need an extra 5K monitor / compatible TV for viewing. Any suggestions here would be grateful.

Have a budget of maximum £10k including VAT (UK).

Realise this is a bit of a wide ranging question - so if anyone has a UK based company who deals in editing systems/solutions, then please shout too.

Hope you can help


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