final cut pro on new MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rosa, May 21, 2006.

  1. rosa macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    trying to figure out which new intel laptop mac to buy ,would love to get the new macbook but i do want the option to run fcp on it, reading conflicting things about that- im not going to be creating graphics so much as straight up video editing-
    in every other way i know the macbook is perfect for me, what do you think?
    :confused:

    thanks!
    rn
     
  2. codo macrumors 6502

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  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I think if you were creating graphics on it, then the MB would be fine. However, there's a reason why the MBP exists, and you're the target market. Higher resolution, larger screen, and a good video card.........yeah, you're going to need all of this.
     
  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    OK I've been holding out as long as I can since everyone seems to be asking this question.
    I know this sounds pretty dumb but, just to reconfirm:

    I will be doing heavy-duty FCP editing (including Motion). Will the 2.0GHz MacBook do the job? The bare minimum? No? Will the 15" 2.0GHz MacBook Pro do the job? Let's say money is a factor.




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  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You can do evrything in Final Cut, Livetype, Sonudtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Cinema Tools, Compressor.

    Motion 2 will work BUT will get bogged down when you try to do heavy layered Full Quality real time preview, but if you turn down quality of preview to 1/4 or 1/2 you should be able to work away with it, just keep the clips short. No 1 - 2 minute motion opus's....

    MacBook and Final Cut works for me.
     
  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, MacRumorUser. One more question: how well does the MacBook handle HD video, especially when interchanging footage between Final Cut/LiveType/Compressor?




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  7. rosa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you too, and one more

    will the new intel run the fcp versions that are not the new universal versions?
     
  8. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Not without a hack, and you wouldn't want to anyway.
     

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