Video editing with iMovie?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Murl, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Has anyone tried this with the 4gb version on the 13". What will slow these things down, or what can you not do? Streaming HD video? Does anyone seeing the memory being an issue in the future?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    I've done it with the 4gb 11.6... You should be fine.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    iMovie will be slow due to a slow C2D CPU vs having 2 or 4 gigs of ram. This is raw number crunching, the weakest part of both of the new MBA's is the CPU. Ram is there to help run multiple apps at once, VMware etc.. When stream video, the GPU will help with the load making the MBA very capable of HD 720p video. 1080p can be a bit choppy if output to an HDTV depending on the compression quality it was packaged with. I get great HD streams from Netfix ands Hulu while YouTube can be rather crappy.

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