I've been using Final cut on my macbook pro for the last couple of weeks and well...the compression times on compressor takes like forever, literally 6-7 hrs for a 3 min clip. Then again have the older macbook pro (not the ones that came out in may here in australia) so i only have 2gb ram and core 2...
Question is, I am thinking of getting the new iMac's the 27inch one thats 2199 here in australia.
it has 4gb ram, 3.06ghz core 2 duo and ATI HD 256mb GDDR video card. Would this system be good enough to do compressing with lets say a lot of effects/filters much quicker than the 6-7 hrs i'm getting...hopefully for like 20-30 min clips or maybe more since I'll be doing some shorts with my friends and family here.
If not, can you suggest which areas to upgrade on? I'm fairly sure using FCS normally should be much much faster than the speed i'm currently getting, but i'm mainly concerned about the FCS's compressor's compressing speeds.
(i'm sorry if this question has been asked, i did a bit of searching but couldn't find this exact question).