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Hello folks, My girlfriend is looking at getting a Mac. Her main purpose is to run Final Cut Pro on it, for two movies she doing in grad school. Of course she'll also use it for productivity apps, internet, etc. I have a 15" PB G4 of very recent vintage, and I love it for my stuff-- server side web development. It runs X11 pretty well though I wish it were more stable. But even with 1GB of RAM it does bog down some if I have more than 10 apps open. So I am wondering if this type of ...

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    Hello folks,

    My girlfriend is looking at getting a Mac. Her main purpose is to run
    Final Cut Pro on it, for two movies she doing in grad school. Of course
    she'll also use it for productivity apps, internet, etc.

    I have a 15" PB G4 of very recent vintage, and I love it for my stuff--
    server side web development. It runs X11 pretty well though I wish it
    were more stable. But even with 1GB of RAM it does bog down some if I
    have more than 10 apps open.

    So I am wondering if this type of box would be too slow for Final Cut Pro.
    I don't have direct experience with it myself, but I know she has run it
    on a G3 tower. Does anyone out there use FCP, and how fast is your
    configuration? What would be the minimum RAM you would install on the
    box?

    Thanks for your opinions,
    Vik

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    In article <bigg0l$4tl$1Xenon.Stanford.EDU>,
    Vikaram Gupta <vikXenon.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
    >Hello folks,
    >
    >My girlfriend is looking at getting a Mac. Her main purpose is to run
    >Final Cut Pro on it, for two movies she doing in grad school. Of course
    >she'll also use it for productivity apps, internet, etc.
    >
    >I have a 15" PB G4 of very recent vintage, and I love it for my stuff--
    >server side web development. It runs X11 pretty well though I wish it
    >were more stable. But even with 1GB of RAM it does bog down some if I
    >have more than 10 apps open.
    >
    >So I am wondering if this type of box would be too slow for Final Cut Pro.
    >I don't have direct experience with it myself, but I know she has run it
    >on a G3 tower. Does anyone out there use FCP, and how fast is your
    >configuration? What would be the minimum RAM you would install on the
    >box?
    >
    >Thanks for your opinions,
    >Vik
    >
    Doh, and to followup on my own post, is anyone running FCP on a G3, like
    one of the iBooks? How well does that work? Thanks.

    Vik

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    In article <bigg5i$5ve$1Xenon.Stanford.EDU>,
    [email]vikXenon.Stanford.EDU[/email] (Vikaram Gupta) wrote:

    ....
    > Doh, and to followup on my own post, is anyone running FCP on a G3, like
    > one of the iBooks? How well does that work? Thanks.
    >
    > Vik
    At least FCP 1.2.5 runs well in 9.2.2 on a Pismo PB (500 MHz G3, 396 MB
    RAM, external FW disks).
    Of course, no real time cross dissolve etc ...

    HTH

    Marc

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    In article <marc.heusser-AE07D6.23095126082003news.bluewin.ch>,
    Marc Heusser <marc.heusserCHEERSheusser.comMERCIALSPAMMERS.inv alid> wrote:
    >In article <bigg5i$5ve$1Xenon.Stanford.EDU>,
    > [email]vikXenon.Stanford.EDU[/email] (Vikaram Gupta) wrote:
    >
    >...
    >> Doh, and to followup on my own post, is anyone running FCP on a G3, like
    >> one of the iBooks? How well does that work? Thanks.
    >>
    >> Vik
    >
    >At least FCP 1.2.5 runs well in 9.2.2 on a Pismo PB (500 MHz G3, 396 MB
    >RAM, external FW disks).
    >Of course, no real time cross dissolve etc ...
    >
    >HTH
    >
    >Marc
    >
    Marc, thanks for the info. I wonder how bloated FCP 4.x is compared with
    1.2.5. I think she'll probably go G4.

    Thanks,
    Vik

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