Question about video card size for photo and video editing.

Started Jan 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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probert500 Senior Member • Posts: 1,343
Re: Question about video card size for photo and video editing.

NCpictureshow wrote:

I'm getting ready to purchase a new iMac and was wondering what size video card I need. I'm new to editing and need to know how video card size will affect editing photos and videos. Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Photos aren't that much of an issue but video is.  It's not playback that's the problem but rendering.  A lower power video card and you've got hours to kill.  Also, as the other poster mentioned - make sure the vid you're editing is on a separate disk from the system.

The short answer is get the largest card you can.  If you have to skimp on the processor speed - not a big deal.

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