Editing 4K on FCPX on the base 15" Retina late-2013

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  1. donster28, Aug 15, 2014
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    donster28 macrumors 65816

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    Just want to know if I'm doing the right thing in ordering the base refurb 15" late 2013 rMBP without the discrete GPU.

    If my source will be in XAVCS format, will I have an unpleasant, un-smooth experience if I use it to edit 4K?

    My budget is a little tight and it would be great if I can get away with just the Iris only rMBP.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    What will be the source of the 4K material?

    And if you use Proxy or Optimised footage, FCP X will create them if you let it, the base 15" rMBP will be fine for that.
     
  3. donster28, Aug 15, 2014
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    Thanks for the quick reply. :)

    I'll be mainly shooting in Sony XAVCS format that their current 4K camcorders put out. Oh, and I also plan to render in 4K.
     
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    Rendering in 4K? Ouch.

    Using proxy media would help, but doing it in 4K directly...that's going to be really taxing without a discrete GPU.
     
  5. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I believe the footage will be converted by FCPX from the original format for easy editing.

    My question is, after conversion, will it be smooth to edit and will I be able to render it back to 4K without sacrificing a lot of the original quality?
     

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