1552 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2010 2:29 PM by MartinR
Thanks for the prompt reply. This is encouraging news.
Since you have used this program over the years on various Macs and OS versions, can I expect "reasonable" performance on my old G5? I'm just a hobbyist, so it doesn't matter to me if I go have dinner while something renders or processes but I'd rather not slow to a crawl, either.
I edited my first movie (a 90 minute documentary) on a 1.25GHz G4 eMac and was very happy with performance. I did my next one on a 2.0GHz iMac G5 and was even happier with performance. I am currently using a 3.06GHz Core2Duo iMac and am amazed at the rendering speeds. A lot of 'performance happiness' depends on your expectations!
Basic editing functions - you know - cut, paste, apply a filter, move a clip, adjust an audio level, scrub through a clip, set keyframes - still take the same scale of time no matter what machine you are using, because it depends on the user! So ... I think you should be fine with performance on a G5.
The only limitations are you won't be able to import AVCHD video, and some FxPlug filters that require an Intel processor won't work.