1080P Video Editing 15 Inch Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThisIsMe, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. ThisIsMe macrumors regular

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    Would the Mbp retina with 8 gigs of ram and 256 SSD be good for video editing? Will I get any lag or anything for that Matter? I might be getting some Portable 3.0 External Drives for the video. I'm looking for forward to some thoughts.
     
  2. stevedusa macrumors regular

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    I suggest you go the fastest processor and largest RAM option.

    As for the internal drive, well you can stick with 256G if you wish to.

    I'd just work the footage and keep scratch disk on a high-speed bus such as a Thunderbolt portable drive. Usually for large files traditional HD might be better.

    Depends on what type of editor you are, on-the-go or work with existing footage.
     
  3. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    base is fine.

    You can do uncompressed 1080p from your SSD, but 256GB is not enough for larger projects.

    I would get a Thunderbolt external for 1080p (if youre doing uncompressed)
     
  4. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Editing uncompressed video? Why?

    Uncompressed video files are very large and bog down the system, and also require fast hard drive arrays to play back smoothly at an acceptable data rate.
     
  5. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Point is, SSDs can handle it.

    Uncompressed video is a rare occurrence in the industry. It's mostly for super high end studios.
     

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