External Monitor for Video Editing

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

  1. eddiecash77 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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