Black Macbook for Video trip

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Grunze, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Grunze macrumors regular

    Grunze

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    Hi folks,

    I'm headed on a trip to Poland and Israel in April and I'll be filming tons of footage while I'm there on a panasonic hvx200 HD camera. I'll need to have a laptop while I'm there to do quick edits every night of what I've shot.

    I was offered to buy a black macbook, 2.0 core duo with 2gb memory for $400. Do you think I'll be ok using final cut pro on that machine? I won't be doing anything too complex while I'm there... just basic capturing and editing.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jungeliest macrumors member

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    Good deal!

    And you can always sell it when you come back.
     
  3. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    How big is its hard drive? You could always just put all of the footage and pics on there and edit it when you come back. Just use iMovie to organize it and then polish it with final cut when you get home. Thats what I would do.

    $400 is a fantastic deal if you trust the seller.
     
  4. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    Not a bad deal. If it doesnt have enough hard drive space also pick up an external hard drive if you dont have one already. Should be good to go.
     
  5. elppa macrumors 68040

    elppa

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    Just make sure it doesn't get blown to bits when passing through Israel.
     
  6. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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  7. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    $400 sounds like a great deal for that computer - it should be able to handle it.

    Yeah, I saw that article. If I were her in that situation I'd be so pissed off . . .
     
  8. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    ^^ I hope they gave her a new MBP ... it sucks that it happened to her..

    to the OP, buy it...sweet deal...
     
  9. Grunze thread starter macrumors regular

    Grunze

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    Hey everyone... Thanks for the advice.. 7/7 say do it.. so I'll do it!

    Thanks again!
     
  10. McDughf macrumors regular

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    I used to use exactly the same model MacBook ( Except It Was White ) Which I used For Just That Purpose - Editing Whilst Away From My Main computer. Whilst I am not sure about Final Cut Studio 3, It worked well with Final Cut Studio 2.
    Plus With firewire builtin it was really great.
     

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