13 Replies Latest reply on Apr 14, 2010 3:01 PM by david pro

    Is iMac Quad Core Good Enough for AVCHD In Premiere Pro CS4

    david pro Level 1

      Hi there.

       

      I have a quick question....

       

      I'm thinking about buying a new 27" iMac so that I can edit my AVCHD files in Premiere Pro CS4. I'm presently using a Macbook Pro with a Dual Core and the video playback in Premiere Pro is choppy.

       

      I also read that Premiere Pro doesn't support AVCHD without an expensive plugin.

       

      Does anyone know if the iMac, with the specs below, will playback AVCHD in PP smoothly?

       

      • 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
      • 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x2GB
      • 1TB Serial ATA Drive
      • ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

       

      Thanks,

       

      David