External Monitor for Video Editing

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by eddiecash77, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. eddiecash77 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    i have a macbook pro 2.2 GHz 15" and am using it to edit a film shot on hd (108024A) and am getting tired of the small screen size.

    i am considering either selling it and buying a 17" or buying a cinema display external monitor. i am leaning towards the external monitor but am concerned that the macbook pro won't be able to handle both a feature film in final cut and exporting an image.

    is the macbook pro processing power up to give me a good resolution on the external monitor (as good as I would get if i hooked up from a desktop). also, would the computer give me the wheel icon to wait more often because it has to do extra processing?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    MBP has enough power. Editing in HD is more harddrive and processor intensive than video card intensive (unless you are doing lots of 3d renders).

    MacBook Pro can drive a 30" display fine. 17" LCDs typically have lower pixel count than the MBP built in display.
  3. Don2108 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2012

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