will this computer fit my needs

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will this computer fit my needs

PostFri Dec 07, 2012 6:29 pm

I want to use Davinci resolve. I am buying a computer to be able to capture on set and do color correction

please tell me if this is good enough for hd and sd:

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7
Originally released June 2012
15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution

4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
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Re: will this computer fit my needs

PostFri Dec 07, 2012 11:45 pm

That display resolution will not work for Resolve. Resolve needs at least a 1680x1050 display, which would be the HiRes 15" display option on a non-Retina MBP.
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Re: will this computer fit my needs

PostSat Dec 08, 2012 1:47 am

I have an I Mac 27 incher...OS X -- FCP X -- the outlet I bought it from sup'ed it up to the max have two terabytes, max ram and max memory, grabbed a Drobo in the deal...

Will my present Mac handle DaVinci 9...I do need an education on this.
I'm examining a possible commitment to the Black Magic Camera for my next feature length documentary.

Is the BMCC BBC Approved...if I must move to a new world...which Power Mac would do...or can I somehow enable my present IMac.

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