Any editors wanting to justify adding the super-slim new iMac to their studio now have a cast-iron excuse – Avid have announced both the 21.5″ and 27″ models are qualified to work with Media Composer. As long as you’re using v6.5.2 or higher, you’re golden.
This continues Avid’s long and glorious relationship with Apple, and makes the iMac a very viable, and affordable, alternative to a beefy Mac or PC workstation for deploying multiple seats of Media Composer and Symphony in ISIS/Interplay environments. It’s also worth noting that we carry huge stock of new iMacs, so if you need to add an editor or workstation to the studio in a hurry, we have specific configs, and can get them out to you super-quick. Check out some of our Apple iMacs here.
Why the new iMac for Avid?
The new Apple iMac has slimmed down physically, but it’s no lightweight when it comes to processing power and memory. With up to a 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel i7 processor (Turbo Boost-able to 3.9GHz), 8GB RAM and graphics card options including a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX with 1GB GDDR5, it’ll happily handle editing in Avid Media Composer 6.5. Then there’s the new hybrid Fusion drive. Leveraging both the speed of flash with the capacity of your traditional HDD, Fusion means generally faster booting and a quicker workflow.
If you still need a reason after that, checking out our iMac review might help.
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