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Replace? my 2009 2.0 Mini 4gb Ram 7200rpm HDD for VIDEO

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:44 pm    Post subject: Replace? my 2009 2.0 Mini 4gb Ram 7200rpm HDD for VIDEO Reply with quote

Not totally happy with video on my 2.0 Mini, esp with iMovie and higher res movie projects, (usually 720p). I see some jitteryness and slow down when working on some projects in iMovie. How much improvement would be gained with the newer Mini and a more powerful processor, or is iMovie the problem?
I have the previous 09 iLife. 4gb ram and Black scorpio 7200 drive.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 2009 2.53 and 2.66 do a very good job with netflix 720p much better then my 2.0 or 2.26 did.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 2009 2.26 and play 720p and 1080p bluray rips (with plex or quicktime) with no problem. How much ram do you have? I have 4GB and never come close to using it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 4gb ram. I haven't tested it so much for playback, as much as in iMovie projects. manipulating short (2-3min) clips sometimes hangs and jitters. It could be iMovie more than my machine, but I wonder if a bigger processor would help. I have a 7200rpm Black Scorpio hard drive in it too.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use iMovie that much, sorry can't help you there. Pull up activity monitor next time your running a project and check cpu usage. Should give you a better idea of what''s happening in the background.
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