|Jan 30, 2010, 04:45 PM||#1|
IS this Macbook Pro Good enough for HD Video Editing?
Well im going to be making my used macbook pro purchase this week and
I was wondering if a Macbook Pro with these specs is good enough to edit hd videos in Final Cut pro and iMovie 09? with filters and stuff? Like would this be a bad choice? I have a good deal on it.
Heres the Specs:
2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
17-inch Widescreen Display
120GB Hard Drive
X1600 video card (256MB)
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Airport Extreme Card
Remote control NOT included
3- USB 2.0 ports
2- FireWire ports (400 & 800)
Its only a Intel Core Duo which i found from research can only be upgraded to 2Gigs of Ram?
The camera im editing with is the Panasonic HVX200 Thanks guys.
|Jan 30, 2010, 07:07 PM||#2|
Well, I am sure it can do video editing for footage from that camera, but I have no guarantees it will be fast. I have about 14 hours of 1080p content from a Canon XL-H1A on the MacBook Pro in my sig and lets say the process has been a little painful. You will be pushing the extreme of what that machine can handle.
|Jan 31, 2010, 01:38 PM||#3|
It's going to do it, but like the other person said it's not going to be fast.
Use an external drive to store your video on, this helps a great deal, also to give FCP a bit of help, convert your footage into Apple Pro Res 422 or the new 4444. These formats make editing a lot smoother. The files are huge, but simpler for FCP to zip up and down on the timeline.
Mac Pro 09 Quad Core
|Jan 31, 2010, 07:26 PM||#4|
If I can do HDV editing on my PowerBook, you can do it on your MacBook Pro
13" 2009 MBP, 2.26 GHz C2D, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD; 2.2 GHz C2D MB, 6 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD; 32 GB iPod Touch 3G
-FWIW, my handle is iThink_ergo_iMac. There seems to be some confusion on this issue.-
|Jan 31, 2010, 09:09 PM||#6|
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