April 16, 2015 at 9:21PM
Is this iMac suitable/balanced for editing and motion graphics?
Been working for 1.5 years as a videographer/editor and am looking to start working on my own things in my spare time. Music videos, short films, sound editing and 2D animation work whilst trying to teach myself further motion graphics.
Currently rocking a 13" Macbook Pro Retina with 8GB RAM but when I've tried basic editing in Premiere on it before it doesn't handle too well.
Suggested an iMac 21.5"/2.9 i5/16GB/1GB Nvidia/1TB Serial ATA from an Apple guy.
I've been thinking to go further than that for the 27"/3.4Ghz i5/16GB RAM/4GB Nvidia/1TB Fusion Drive.
Currently using a 3.4Ghz i5/8GB RAM/4GB Nvidia/1TB Hard Drive PC at work and it can be slow and laggy at times.
Thought about a Mac Mini with dual screen set up but the dual core and graphics card are a turn off for me.
Wondering if I'm overkilling and overspending for what I need and if the system is balanced enough between the speed of each individual component.
Open to any thoughts or ideas.