mac mini for editing

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by gasolineman, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. gasolineman

    gasolineman Guest

    I am currently using a G4 dual processor 450, with 500 meg ram and
    stock hardware. I have no problems editing but of course the rendering
    time is very long. I save to quicktime a 50 minute clip, which takes 4
    hours to save. I use FCE2. I am thinking that the Mac Mini with its
    MUCH faster processor and insanely fast frontside bus, that I would get
    better performance.

    Please share your thoughts with me!
    gasolineman, Feb 10, 2005
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  2. Buying a Mac Mini for video editing is like buying a WebTV box for web
    Chris Phillipo, Feb 10, 2005
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  3. gasolineman

    Big Bill Guest

    The Mini (at least the cheap one) is too slow, and doesn't have enough
    RAM, IMO; the upgraded one has a faster CPU (1.42 GHz vs 1.25 GHz),
    both have 256 MB of RAM. The faster one has an 80GB drive vs 40GB.
    You'll probably want that bigger drive. I'd recommend the faster one,
    vs the slower one.
    You will want at least 512 MB of RAM for video work.
    Big Bill, Feb 10, 2005
  4. gasolineman

    chris Guest

    Well, as everyone has told you, the Mac mini which is based on iBook is
    very slow. I have a 1GHz G4 Powerbook with 512MB RAM and I wouldn't dare
    to use it for editing long video. I just built myself an Athlon 64 PC
    for less than $1K. It has 2GHz 64bit CPU (nforce4 ultra chipsets), 1GB
    RAM, 200GB HD, gforce 6600GT graphics, aluminum case, LG super multi DVD
    burner. I know it doesn't run OSX...but it's very preppy. :)
    chris, Feb 11, 2005
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