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  • PP on an iMac?

  • Greg Ball

    July 26, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Everyone.

    I have an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020), 3.8 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i7, with 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 RAM, and a AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT 8 GB graphics card. I currently edit in FCPX 10.5.3. I’ve been a editor for 19 years.

    I’m thinking that I should learn Premiere to make my skill set more sought after. Can PP run well on my iMac? Currently FCPX runs fantastic. It’s fast, never crashes, and has smooth playback.

    What are your thoughts? As much as I hate the thought of subscription to Adobe, I’m thinking now is the time. I’d be grateful for your opinions.

    Thanks so much!

  • James Kumorek

    July 27, 2021 at 11:07 am

    I would expect so – that’s a much more powerful system than what I’m using with Windows and Premiere and it works great for me.

    But if you are not thrilled with the subscription concept, have you tried Davinci Resolve? I’m looking at switching to Resolve and have been very impressed so far. Love the speed editor panel.

  • Greg Ball

    July 27, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks. I’m already quite pleased with FCPX. But many people out there hiring freelance editors want you experienced with Premier

  • Oliver Peters

    July 27, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Premiere Pro will work fine on that machine. Media performance will depend on the codecs you use and the speed of your media drives. FCP tends to be a bit more fluid with optimized media, but Premiere is fine, too, with most media formats. In fact, it will support quite a few formats not supported by FCP.

  • Greg Ball

    July 28, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks Oliver. I typically edit on ProRes 422. Any specific media drives you suggest?

  • Oliver Peters

    July 28, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    ProRes 422, 4K or 1080 should be a piece of cake. If you are just working with small media drives, I’m partial to the Samsung T7 SSDs. If you want a RAID, Promise makes good stuff.

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