MacBook Air and Final Cut X

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kurri, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Does anyone use it on their air? If so, what is your opinion on performance? I have a macbook air i7 8gb was thinking about using it on my air. Would love to hear your experience.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I use it everyday (I'm not a pro). IMO, it runs pretty good. No lags, no crashes.

    It renders amazingly fast when the destination is the internal SSD, to the USB 3 soso.

    The only thing is the battery life. Expect about 2 hours of battery life when your are working with it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i would go USB 3.0 due to storage issues on the air. 2 hours battery is pretty bad but understandable. thanks for the info

     
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    Only 2 hours how much would you get when working with the pro retina?
     
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    can't help with that :(
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    I am still using FCP 6 and it works great on my 2013 11" MBA with i7 8gb/512gb. Also worked fine on my 2011 13" MBA with i5 4gb/256gb. Rendering is faster on the new machine, and the fans kick into high about 5 minutes into a long render.

    I would love to upgrade to FCP X, but FCP 6 is currently meeting my (rather modest) needs. If I get involved with any big projects, I will probably upgrade - but that might also make me think about getting a bigger/faster machine too.

    But I love being able to work with video on this little machine, and it's about 3x faster than my old 2008 15" MBP. I am shooting full HD with Sony XDCAM EX.
     

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