Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 10:11 PM (in response to Mr. iPadfan)
You will not get good or consistant results with an unsupported graphics card, and 2GB RAM will kill it totally in time. You have to get a Mac that meets specs, or you can expect major headaches with FCP X. I promise you.
Motion will be even worse. Both apps rely heavily on the GPU, and if it is not supported, you're screwed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to BenB)
Tanks for your [irony]really friendly[/irony] response, but did you read what I said?
I had almost no issues with FCPX trial when using it. My question was, if FCPX runs smooth, will Motion do so too? I know my Mac is too weak, but due to the good performance there, will this one be equal?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 9:49 PM (in response to Mr. iPadfan)
Again, I don't think anyone can answer that, but I'd not bet money on it. You get good performance from FCP X trial, but have you done seriously large projects? Trial doesn't come with the extra content, so there's more stuff to pile up on the app. Motion requires more horsepower, and is more picky. I'm just being honest with you. You're using an usupported card with a trial version, and I'm going to assume you've not done a seriously heavy project.
Can't comment on unsupported hardware. But if you think FCP X will run great on your Mac, go for it, if that is what you want to do. Motion will require much more horsepower, is much more GPU dependent. No one can say how it will perform on unsupported hardware. Simple fact, nothing more.