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Help for buying mac 2017 for 4k editing!!

by Debric2012 / June 28, 2017 1:49 AM PDT

Editor, Filmmaker Hi
I am planning to invest to a new mac for the summer, I need my editing done before end of July.( I can t wait for new mac)
I NEED YOUR HELP, your thoughts, your explanations about the choice I should make etc! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
My choice are a MacBook Pro 15
MacBook Pro - Space Gray
Add To Favorites
Touch Bar and Touch ID
3.5GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
1TB SSD
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Backlit Keyboard - US English
13-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray

With this screen X4071UHSU-B1 iiyama - Public Display (grand écran LCD de format, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 4K Ultra HD, 5000: 1, 12000000: 1, 1,073 trillions de couleurs, noir): Amazon.fr: Informatique

Or the IMac 27"
Ajouter aux favoris
Intel Core i7 quadricœur de 7e génération à 4,2 GHz (Turbo Boost jusqu’à 4,5 GHz)
8 Go de mémoire DDR4 à 2 400 MHz
SSD de 1 To
Radeon Pro 580 avec 8 Go de mémoire vidéo
Magic Mouse 2
Magic Keyboard - Français
iMac 27 pouces avec écran Retina 5K

OF COURSE I WILL BUY MORE RAM FOR THE ONE I WILL CHOOSE BUT NOT AT APPLE STORE

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Get the 27" iMac
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 28, 2017 4:38 PM PDT

I believe the 5K version available right now, at least in the USA.

Much bigger bang for the buck than the MBP

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Post was last edited on June 28, 2017 5:14 PM PDT

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Ram for IMac 27" and external hard drive to be good to go
by Debric2012 / June 29, 2017 1:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Get the 27" iMac

Thank you for your reply,
I wanted to know if I want to add ram should the 4 rams be the same? Or I can keep the 2 pre-installed and add 2x16 go ones?
And other question I will need an external hard drive to save my rushes.I Ve for years lcie 7200 and never had any pb, in not over price or too expensive What will be your choice.For my 4k documentary with the 27" an external drive I will good to go for editing,correct?

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 29, 2017 6:45 AM PDT

Yes, you can keep the installed RAM and just install a further pair into the two vacant slots. Just keep the RAM you install in equal pairs. 2 x 8, 2 X 16 etc.

I used to use La Cie exclusively, back in the day, but you have to remember that La Cie only make the external case, not the drive inside.
Western Digital, Seagate or Toshiba are really the only choices of drive. I would consider a USB 3.0 hard drive docking station. Below is a link to show you what I mean.
https://smile.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Drive-Docking-Station/dp/B0099TX7O4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1498743641&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=hard+drive+docking+station&psc=1
Copy and paste if the link fails when you click it.
The above would enable you to buy bare drives and just drop them into the slot when you need one. Bare drives are cheaper than a La Cie and probably use the same drive.

Either way you go, edit off the internal drive, go for 2TB or above, and save to the external.

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Post was last edited on June 29, 2017 6:46 AM PDT

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Get the 27 inch iMac with a Fusion drive
by singhnsc / July 5, 2017 5:11 AM PDT

I would suggest you get the latest 27 inch iMac with the fusion drive. Get the base Ram model as the RAM is upgradable.

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Post was last edited on July 5, 2017 5:18 AM PDT

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Hmmm,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 5, 2017 3:47 PM PDT

I wonder where I have read that advice before?
Oh yes, I remember, it was right here in this thread!

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