Apple imac 2008 advice


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Hi

Firstly apologies if this is posted in the wrong place. Im not mac experienced and am looking for some advice for my Daughter.

As I a single Mum on little income she wanted an imsc so I had to get her a refurbished one which is 2008.

She loves to edit and stupid Mum didnt think of the version she would need to add on her favourite editing programme.

I feel so bad and as though I have got her a load of rubbish that she cant use.

Does anyone know if I can have the mac upgraded inside or what editing app she can use on this one without me paying loads.

Her favourites are Kinemaster and Videostar.

Please help. Thank you
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

Unfortunately, there isn't much you can upgrade internally other than RAM memory and the hard drive. The 2008 iMac's have a limit of Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan, which will limit the video editing software choices you have.

It seems that both KineMaster and Video Star are iOS/Android apps, which are used on iPhones/iPads or Android-based mobile devices, and aren't available for Macs. You should have gotten a copy of iMovie with the iMac, which is Apple's video editing application.

I am not aware of any other video applications for the Mac that would work for you, as I haven't dome much video editing personally. Maybe someone else will chime in with suggestions for other low/no cost applications for video editing that would be compatible.

Hope that helps,

C
 
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I have just acquired an early 2008 iMac, 2.4ghz, 4gb RAM running El Capitan. It runs iMovie no problem. From a little research The only upgrades are possibly to go up to 6gb RAM and change the hard drive for an SSD.
I will have a look around to see if there is any other compatible software.
 

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