mac pro

WimpyPete's picture
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Joined: 10/02/2015 - 11:35am


Hi I have a Red Scarlet and am in need of a new computer for editing 4k footage. I have mostly been looking between a more or less maxed out Imac 5k vs. a lower end Mac Pro with an upgraded graphics card. The specs are at the bottom if that helps. My question is is there a big enough difference between the quality of the Mac Pro over the Imac to be worth the extra money? Will I actually see much of a difference performance wise if I am editing big projects around an hour long with effects? Lastly, are there any recommended PC options that might be comparable and perhaps cheaper?

Apple's Dedication to Professionals a Little More Certain

Apple's Dedication to Professionals a Little More Certain

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference was Monday, and everyone seems impressed with the newly announced Macbook Pros. While there was no mention of the venerable Mac Pro workstations, they did receive a bump in processing power. Over the past year, many in the industry have accused Apple of neglecting the professional market, with some even claiming that Apple wants to exit that space entirely.

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Last seen: 3 years 9 months ago
Joined: 12/16/2011 - 6:51pm


I say I'm a newby, but I've actually been compiling some things over the past year. I am starting a videography buisness this coming year and hope to be transitioning out of my job as a therapist sometime mid to late 2012. My question is..."I have a lot of equipment right now and know that I am either lacking, or could upgrade, in various areas. What do you think would be a good way to start spending my money in regards to equipment purchases? (ie, back-up harddrives, faster computer, better camera, etc). Here is a list of what I have so far...

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Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 10/17/2011 - 11:27am


I edit film with FCP and I have reached a point where I need a better computer. The Mac Pro I have now dates from 2006/2007 and is way to slow for my needs. The question now is: should I upgrade the computer I have or should I buy a new iMac or Mac Pro. I would appreciate any advice! I'm of course looking for the most cost effective solution.

This is what I have today:

Mac Pro

2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon


Hard-disk: 232,44 GB

esparra's picture
Last seen: 5 years 2 months ago
Joined: 07/21/2010 - 6:59pm


Hi Everyone

I am new to this. I need help purchasing a mac for video editing with FCP. I'm an aspiring video editor so befoe I invest in classes/training I need to get the equipment.

I was looking online for refurbished macs due to budget reasons however I didn't now whether or not to get mac pro or mac book pro.

what "specs" would be the best for editing and running FCP Studio 3?

Also what other things would I need to be efficient and productive as a freelance video editor?

Thanks in advance for your help!

NewMacEditor's picture
Last seen: 5 years 2 months ago
Joined: 07/30/2010 - 7:56pm


I could use some quick help. I work on Mac Pro's at my job and have been looking for a relatively affordable option to edit at home. I have the chance to purchase a 6-8 month old Mac Pro (without monitor) with a 2.93 Xeon Quad for the same price (about $2400) as a new iMac 27" with ani7 quad. The 'used' machine also has four hard drives, 4GB RAM and Apple Care warranty. Which system would you suggest?

2 - 1.5 tb hard drives 2 - 500 gig hard drives all Seagate barracudas. all new within the last few months
4 gig ram


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