Later this year I will need to make a full length film with soundtrack and possibly some effects. I'm strictly an amateur but will be probably using Final Cut X or perhaps Adobe Premiere and am considering my options for what hardware to use. If the price isn't too high possibly a new Mac Pro with external HDDs but am wondering about the 2013 MacBook Pro 15". Does a MacBook Pro 16GB really have the horsepower to edit a whole 1080p film fluidly without the beach ball icon and the frustrating waits for it to complete tasks? When you are using it for the most intensive editing tasks is there a risk of it overheating? I have a Mac Air which the fans come on which concerns me. Can it be the sole computer used for editing?