I am thinking that I need to get a dedicated Final Cut Pro 7 computer. I am using an old Macbook Pro that transcodes to ProRes at about 1-2 fps, and it's driving me nuts.
Now I used Premiere for a long time before going Apple, but instead of jumping back, I'm thinking that I'd like to stay with FCP7 and get either a 8 core Mac Pro from 2008 or 2009, but then again, maybe a brand new 4 core iMac with Thunderbolt and new graphics card would be better. Both solutions seem to cost about the same, which is around $1500.
Any experts out there have advice for me? It would be greatly appreciated.