FCE on a MacBook Questions

Caitlyn

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Hi guys!
I have been watching the features of FCE on Apple's website and I think I could really use them. They are not too advanced like FCP, but more advanced than iMovie. It looks great.

My only question is, if I have a MacBook 2GHz with 2GB RAM will it run alright? Apple's website says that MacBooks GMA 950 graphics are supported by Final Cut Express.

I really would enjoy a MacBook + Apple Cinema Display setup, but I don't want to sacrafice power here. Would the ACD slow down FCE?

Some opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
-Caitlyn :)
 

weldon

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Final Cut Express should run great on your MacBook. Video editing doesn't really use 3D acceleration so just about any video card will be fine. The ACD should be fine. You might notice that the computer runs a tiny bit slower at high resolutions because repainting windows takes longer, but I don't think it will be enough to bother you.
 

Caitlyn

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Hmm, okay. I'd love to hear of other MacBook users using FCE. :)

So, would a 23" ACD make it worse as opposed to a 20"?
 

fivetoadsloth

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it runs fine
and the 23 inch is ok but it might slow it down a bit id get a 20 inch and some random extra.
 

Caitlyn

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Well, I currently have 2GB. I'm just debating on whether FCE will run okay with it, which it sounds like it will and if the extra 3" on a 23" ACD would make it slower...Thoughts?
 

tipdrill407

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Caitlyn said:
Well, I currently have 2GB. I'm just debating on whether FCE will run okay with it, which it sounds like it will and if the extra 3" on a 23" ACD would make it slower...Thoughts?
Final cut should run fine with the extra monitor. You might just get a little lag when triggering expose or dashboard.