Hi everyone, im new to the forum. I've been searching the forum looking for many threads on Macbooks and whether they can handle HD Video editing or not. I got answers but never really the answer i want, so i signed up and thought id ask myself. So, heres the breakdown. Ive been Video editing for about 6 years, so im quite experienced. I currently use Sony Vegas 12 and After Effects on my PC but i recently got a HD Camera (about a year ago) and it can handle the 540p on the camera and sometimes the 720, but never 1080. With colour correction to, its hopeless. I start University at the end of septemeber, doing media production. Im living at home as university isnt that far away from me so portability isnt vital, but id prefer it for my placement year. Im also in a band, we have all our own recording equipment and stuff, but no editing software. I did a College Course of Music Tech so im experienced with both pro tools and Logic Pro. Finally, ill be using Photoshop everynow and then, very lightly as im not experienced with it. So, sorry for the huge wall of text but ill get down to the point. Im not made of money, so if i dont need to get the next one up from the £999 macbook then im not going to consider it. Will the baseline macbook pro handle HD editing, will it freeze? Lag 24/7? Or will it be smooth and just take a while to render and be able to do it? Ill be editing alot on it so its important. Would it help if i maxed out the ram in it? Thanks for your time, james.