4gb or 8gb for hd video editing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Garrus, May 8, 2010.

  1. Garrus macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2010
    Hi, im in the process of buying a core i7 MBP, and im still wondering if i should get 4 or 8gb...
    I'm currently working with a Canon 7D witch output 1080p files, that i could sometime combine with another source (different angle) in final cut...
    Biggest files i could work with is 1 hour length (x2). I wonder if 4gb is enough or it will cause some lag?
  2. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
    I work at a film production studio (of sorts) and we have 4 GB in all our mac's be it the iMac's or MBP's.

    We just ordered 36 more imac's (i5's) and they are all coming with 4 GB.

    Honestly you won't really need it unless you are running a TON of stuff at once, rendering is always going to be taxing, but on the GPU and CPU more so.

    It will probably speed things up a little, but not noticeably so.

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