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Old 04-10-2012, 11:41 AM - Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a Nikon camera that records in 1080p. I have an old macbook from about 2006/2007 that I know cannot handle HD video well in iMovie.

I am looking for an easy solution to edit HD video without spending too much coin. I am thinking about getting a Mac Mini and connecting directly to my 50" plasma and using a wireless keyboard and mouse with it to edit my HD movies and photos. Does anyone know if the new mac minis can handle HD video well and how iMovie performs?

I would keep my laptop as my main music computer as I have a huge iTunes library on there. Any input is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:59 AM - Thread Starter
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Maybe I should have started off by saying I am merely editing simple home footage of family stuff. I am familiar with iMovie and love how intuitive and easy it is to use. I would rather not get into a windows vs mac debate and what is easier/has more options, hence why I post in the "mac chat" forum.

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I'm an avid pc guy but bought a Mac mini last November. I gotta say, it's a pretty impressive system. You wouldn't believe how easy it is to edit video and encode a final movie. I shot some hd video of my daughters xmas performance using my Panasonic hd video recorder and I used a wrapper to make the avhd video clips look like mov files. During intense effects or encoding, the poor mini was brought to its knees. But, give it 40 mins and it does what you want. I also use it for htpc duties as well.
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