Video editing on G4

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What would be the best video editing software to use on a powerbook g4 with mac os x tiger 10.4.11? Would final cut run okay on here or no? I have 768MB of ram, but for tiger that's a decent amount but I'm sure that will definitely affect the editing software.

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Re: Video editing on G4

I'd say an old version of iMovie at best.
I've heard horror stories of old G5 iMacs dying from running final cut.
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Re: Video editing on G4

So it wouldn't be healthy to run final cut?

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Re: Video editing on G4

Possibly. But you can still try it without running a bunch of projects with the software. Then, if it does okay, go ahead and run Final Cut all the way Smile

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Re: Video editing on G4

I did quite a bit of video editing on a dual 1ghz G4 MDD using iMovie. Produced a lot of home DVDs. Even did one short HD video just to see how long it would take the G4. The short HD video took days to render and I won't do that again. A regular DVD should render in a couple hours or so.