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macbook pro vs imac for video editing?

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Looking at iMac vs. Mac Book Pro for film editing...I come from a HP Pavillon 1TB quad core processor. Im looking at the mac book pro 4gb i5 and the iMac 21.5" . My camera uses the firewire port and like I said I do some heavy editing at times and want to have quick rendering and uploading etc..help?? lol

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,060 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to mikepride01)

    Video editing is best with the best/fastest processor you can afford and loads of RAM - 32 GB - (which you can install yourself later at a much lower price), so you can compare the machines you are considering to see what the benchmarks are (google benchmark tests). Remember though: even a Mac Pro will still take time - video editing/rendering is a massive processor intensive task - it will not be instantaneous.  If you are into heavy editing, etc I would seriously consider a Mac Pro.

     

    As for transfers, if your camera uses an SD card, I'd consider using a USB card reader (or a built in reader if there is one) - it'll be just as fast and save the camera battery.             

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