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    Default iMac MC813 iMac - is this powerful enough for HD editing?

    Hey all, I have found an iMac that I would like to buy, but I am not sure if it is powerful enough for HD video editing, and was hoping for some advice?


    This is the spec:


    27@ screen
    2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    Mac OS X Lion OS
    4GB Memory
    1TB Hard Drive
    iLife '11 Pre-installed
    AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512MB


    What I am worried about is:


    1. Is the processor fast enough?


    2. Is the graphics card fast enough?


    3. Will iMovie that comes with iLife '11 work with AVCHD files without needed to convert? My old Mac, with iMovie HD couldn't work with them although that was nearly 10 years old!


    Any advice would be very much appreciated!!??

    Thanks in advance,

    Mike

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    If you have Imovie 11 on one system that could not work with AVCHD files, Nothing will change on the new system.

    Yes the processor is fast enough.

    Errr GPU depends on the editor you have...But your using Imovie so GPU will make little difference.

    Buy some ram from crucial when you get it, Bump it up to 12GB and your laughing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bpotter908 View Post
    If you have Imovie 11 on one system that could not work with AVCHD files, Nothing will change on the new system.

    Yes the processor is fast enough.

    Errr GPU depends on the editor you have...But your using Imovie so GPU will make little difference.

    Buy some ram from crucial when you get it, Bump it up to 12GB and your laughing.
    Thanks! Will it run FCP when I have the money to upgrade?

    Thanks again for your advice, I appreciate it.

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