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Running FCP7 on the newest iMac

257 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 3:59 PM by Shane Ross RSS
LarrryC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 29, 2013 3:47 PM

I'll continue to use FCP7. 

 

How much of a speed increase am I going to see if I run it on the newest 27" iMac *(3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor) compared to my mid-2008 iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed:          2.8 GHz)? 

 

Is rendering going to be noticeably faster?

iMac - Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 3:59 PM (in response to LarrryC)

    YOu won't notice much.  FCP 7 is still 32 bit...and getting long in the tooth. You might gain a few seconds in render time, but nothing earth shattering.  Exporting...might see 1.5 to 2x speed. 

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