Air & Pro Video Editing

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by traze77, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. traze77 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm on the verge of purchasing a Macbook and want a Macbook Air especially because it is lighter. But I want to do video editing also on Final Cut and iMovie and most of the research I have done seems like Pro is needed for that.

    Anyone know if Macbook Air is compatible for that and/or consequences if I use it for editing instead of Pro?
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

    Boyd01

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    New Jersey Pine Barrens
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    Really, you should have posted your question in the MacBook Air forum. This forum is for the old MacBooks that were discontinued long ago

    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=122

    I still use an old version of Final Cut Pro (6.x) but it runs great on my 2013 11" i7/8gb/512gb MacBook Air. I previously had a 2011 15/4gb/256gb MBA and that also worked fine. Only real difference with the new machine is faster rendering.

    I shoot full HD on Sony XDCAM EX 24p HQ. Before getting the first MBA in 2011 I was using a 2008 15" MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air was a big upgrade from that in terms of performance. I like the small size and light weight - my camera, mattebox and tripod are heavy enough already. The fast SSD is also great for video.

    Now I used to work with video a lot more than I do today, last year I only did two projects, but I was very pleased with the MBA. If I was doing more video work I would probably want something faster, but I find the little 11" MBA to be a great computer with plenty of power for my own needs. Battery life is great and it's perfect for travel.
     

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