It's been a quiet few days for FCP news this week in the shadow of the US election. This gave us time to dream about our ideal FCPX edit suite if money was no object.
Money really isn't an issue when it comes to speccing out the beefiest FCPX workstation you can get. Prices for editing hardware and software have tumbled so far down, you can now get the whole lot for the price of an HD capture card ten years ago.
Spurred on by discussions with HDWarriors' Philip Johnston about a replacement edit suite for his ageing MacPro, we thought it would be interesting to put together our dream edit suite.
So here we go..
In December the 27inch iMac will be the fastest Mac that will run FCPX. Let's go for a maxed out BTO.
- 3.4Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
- The full 32GB of RAM (Although this will probably be cheaper through a supplier like Crucial)
- 768GB of Flash Storage or
- 3TB Fusion Drive (We have yet to see if the fusion drive offers speed benefits for video editing)
- NVidia GeForce GTX 680MX GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
The only price posted for this imac is $1999, but with all the BTO options, $3,500 is probably nearer the mark! Although Apple have said new MacPro's are on the way, it is unlikely we won't see them until the middle of next year and we are also discounting Hackintoshes from the possible lineup. read more...