Video Editing on Macbook?

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    how do is video editing on a macbook in imovie? what about compared to an intel iMac (1.83 ghz)? do you think/know if they would be similar? or is the VRAM and 3.5 HDD in the imac make a big difference?
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

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    The only real difference will be in screen size and hard drive speed.

    The MB hard drive is considerably slower than the iMac, and the screen could be restrictive. Other than that the processor is fine, and iMovie is not dependent on the video card, so it should work fine.

    Both computers are very capable of editing in iMovie.
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the reply. i already have an intel imac that i edit videos on. so i'm used to that. it's got the 1.83 ghz processor. if i get a macbook, i'll get the 2.0 ghz model.

    how much of a difference will the HDD make? a ton?
     
  4. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe 500 grams :p . You won't notice that big a difference.
    No matter what you should really get an external drive for video editing. Of course it depends on how long your recordings are.
     
  5. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    yeah i have several external drives (2 are hooked up to my imac, 1 is hooked up to my powerbook). i guess i might still buy another one for my macbook also
     
  6. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    How fast are the stock HDD and upgrade options on the Macbook ? I'm going to be getting one and was thinking about replacing it with a 7200rpm drive.
     
  7. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    the stock is 5400. if you want 7200, you gotta upgrade it yourself. but remember it cuts into battery life
     
  8. BAspecialCake macrumors member

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    The battery life isn't compromised that much...
     
  9. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    maybe so, but i know it cuts into it some
     
  10. BAspecialCake macrumors member

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    The bigger issue is with the heat of some of the 7200 drives...
     

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