HDV on a Macbook?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by flahiker, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. flahiker macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2003
    I have done some DV editing on my aging ibook G4 and will be looking to upgrade in the next 6 months or so. Also I want to upgrade my video rig to HD and will probably choose an HDV format camera.

    My options for the Mac are either a 20" iMac or a macbook with a 20" or 24" display. I would be editing on an external drive in both cases. Can the current round of macbooks handle this work?
  2. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    possibly but not well... id go for the iMac or a MBP...
  3. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    They could. As far as I know, video editing doesn't require 3D graphics, and the MB's processor will handle it jst as well as the MBP's:)
  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    The MacBook's have the same processor as the iMac, it's just the small screen that could make editing a pain to work with.

    I'd get a iMac or even a Mac Pro if you can afford it (you can customize it so that it only costs 2000 dollars).

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