Asking about Macbook Pro before purchasing

wanderlust_1610

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 14, 2018
2
0
Vietnam
Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, hope to receive your kind support and consultant.

I am planning to purchase an Macbook Pro for my 4K video editing and photo retouch by lightroom, photoshop plan.

Just wondering which configuration works smoothly for Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro? I am working on 4K video with less than 10 minutes duration.

How about below configuration which is the one I am planning to buy
Macbook Pro 2017
2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (8MB Cache)
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
16GB 2133MHz memory
2000GB PCIe-based SSD
Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB memory
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Touch Bar and Touch I

Thank you so much for your reading and support!
 

Howard2k

macrumors 68030
Mar 10, 2016
2,900
2,158
What's the price differential between this and the 2018 2.2Ghz 16GB 2TB where you are?
 

smallcoffee

macrumors 68000
Oct 15, 2014
1,593
2,002
North America
Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, hope to receive your kind support and consultant.

I am planning to purchase an Macbook Pro for my 4K video editing and photo retouch by lightroom, photoshop plan.

Just wondering which configuration works smoothly for Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro? I am working on 4K video with less than 10 minutes duration.

How about below configuration which is the one I am planning to buy
Macbook Pro 2017
2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (8MB Cache)
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
16GB 2133MHz memory
2000GB PCIe-based SSD
Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB memory
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Touch Bar and Touch ID

Thank you so much for your reading and support!
Yeah... this will run pretty smoothly lol.
 

e1me5

macrumors 6502
Jun 11, 2013
333
621
Cyprus
I would prefer the 2018 model, just for the updated keyboard and true tone screen. Both 2017 & 2018 specs can handle simple 4K with ease. You should also take into account what you would might need the computer for in the future. Will the extra 2 cores in the 2018 serve you better?
 

jackoatmon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2011
617
655
Use FCPX, not Premiere.

At this point Premiere is largely obsolete due to the way it’s programmed ( in short bad render offloading leads to literally 1/10 of the speed of FCPX )
 

wanderlust_1610

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 14, 2018
2
0
Vietnam
What's the price differential between this and the 2018 2.2Ghz 16GB 2TB where you are?
The one I mentioned in my last thread is 2040usd
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Yeah, good thought. If the differential is not too great, the 2018 with 6 cores would be my choice. Also, I believe its CPU is further optimized for hardware HEVC acceleration.
Oh, I got it, but the price for 2018 version in Vietnam is still high, 2500usd ~ 2800usd for the configuration like that
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I would prefer the 2018 model, just for the updated keyboard and true tone screen. Both 2017 & 2018 specs can handle simple 4K with ease. You should also take into account what you would might need the computer for in the future. Will the extra 2 cores in the 2018 serve you better?
Sorry not mentioned clearly enough. Later on maybe I will use it for 4K travel video clip and 2D graphic designer.
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Use FCPX, not Premiere.

At this point Premiere is largely obsolete due to the way it’s programmed ( in short bad render offloading leads to literally 1/10 of the speed of FCPX )
Yup, I also read many review about this, FCPX runs smoothly for Mac, but have not used both of them before. Are there many things difference between them?
 

jackoatmon

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2011
617
655
Yup, I also read many review about this, FCPX runs smoothly for Mac, but have not used both of them before. Are there many things difference between them?
Yes, they’re radically different. In fact, there’s basically nothing that they have in common. It’s a much bigger jump than say, Windows to OSx or iOS to Android. FCPX is just a different way to think about video. Most people hate it, I personallly love it. But you kinda have to use it if you’re on laptop because it’s no kidding many many times faster than anytging else.
 

Pangalactic

macrumors 6502
Nov 28, 2016
421
864
Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, hope to receive your kind support and consultant.

I am planning to purchase an Macbook Pro for my 4K video editing and photo retouch by lightroom, photoshop plan.

Just wondering which configuration works smoothly for Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro? I am working on 4K video with less than 10 minutes duration.

How about below configuration which is the one I am planning to buy
Macbook Pro 2017
2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (8MB Cache)
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
16GB 2133MHz memory
2000GB PCIe-based SSD
Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB memory
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Touch Bar and Touch I

Thank you so much for your reading and support!
Both FCPX and Premiere work fine in 4k, and for short clips you will not experience any lag.

As for the difference between the programs - not that significant, if you know one you can master the other in a week or so (save maybe the keyboard shortcuts). Don't listen to people saying PP is obsolete, it's more advanced than FCPX and there's nothing close to After Effects from Apple docs. Sure, the render times are slower, but when you spend several hours on a project a 20 min render time difference is almost insignificant.
 

buran-energia

macrumors 6502
Oct 9, 2017
274
96
Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, hope to receive your kind support and consultant.

I am planning to purchase an Macbook Pro for my 4K video editing and photo retouch by lightroom, photoshop plan.

Just wondering which configuration works smoothly for Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro? I am working on 4K video with less than 10 minutes duration.

How about below configuration which is the one I am planning to buy
Macbook Pro 2017
2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (8MB Cache)
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
16GB 2133MHz memory
2000GB PCIe-based SSD
Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB memory
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Touch Bar and Touch I

Thank you so much for your reading and support!
Radeon Pro 460 is 2016 model, not 2017.

There's some cpu differences between 2016 and 2017 in terms of hardware decoders (and encoders), which might help with 4k videos, but I don't know the specifics or how important it is.
 
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