Does the macbook C2D run FCP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cosmoscorbin, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. cosmoscorbin macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2006
    I know apple does not officially support this, BUT... does the macbook C2D run FCP 5.1 or 5.0 (the non intel version)? Anyone have any experience? I would LOVE to save $600 on the powerbook price!
  2. rdhmario3suit macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2005
    I have tried it with the regular Core duo macbook. It RUNS....but very poorly. Dropped frames occur constantly...I'm actually selling my macbook on eBay now to get a MBP. Funny you posted about this.
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
  4. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    You're probably getting dropped frames because you're capturing to your internal drive which is likely 4200RPM. This would easily explain the dropping of frames. I've cut with FCP just fine on a MacBook CD using an external drive as the scratch disk with all the footage.
  5. Digidesign macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2002
    FCP runs fine on my C2D Macbook. I have 2GB memory installed, so that might make a difference.

    I worked on a wedding slideshow for a friend, and the C2D MB ran FCP wonderfully, while connected to a 23 ACD at 1900x1200. The fans were on, but no problems whatsoever. I even had Photoshop CS2 and iPhoto open at the same time, moving files back and forth from FCP.

    For RT Extreme preview, it can handle most of the standard transitions in FCP. But overall, it performed so much better than my old PBG4 1.5Ghz.

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