15" or 17" MacBook Pro for Video Editing

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  1. TeddyLeroux macrumors member

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    I am in the market for a MacBook Pro for School and I was wondering if the 17" or the 15" would be better for editing videos that I put on my YouTube channel... It wouldn't be in Final Cut but iMovie.... Will I need the 9600 card for this type of editing... Any help would be appreciated. :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You can even use a 13" MacBook (Pro) for video editing, especially with iMovie.
    The graphics card is not as important, so the 9400M will suffice.

    The 15" and 17" offer more resolution though.
     
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    If portability and/or extra cost isn't of much concern, you may want to consider the 17" MBP. The extra screen real estate could be quite beneficial for your movie editing.
     
  4. TeddyLeroux thread starter macrumors member

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    If the 17 inch gets a quad core Arandale chip in it and stays the same price or drops price I will get that ... I think I could use the extra screen resoultion and the extra space:apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  5. 26.2 macrumors member

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    Always the way to go (larger screen) unless you need to work here and there, and move around a lot.
     

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