fcp editing on i7 mcb

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  1. getlamp macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone had any experience editing uncompressed SD and prores HQ files in fcp on one of the new i7 mcp?

    Also how does color and motion run on it?

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Uncompressed SD runs fine on my 2009 MBP. ProRes HD material does too. Be sure o use an external Firewire 800 HDD to store your footage on, as it is not recommended to use the internal HDD as scratch drive.
     
  3. getlamp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I have a graid drive i was gonna use through an esata expresscard which i'm sure will be fine. Just wondered how it handled higher bit rate footage.

    Do you know how color and motion run?
     
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    Motion ran okay with the SD project I worked on, but I wasn't really taxing it. Color seems to be okay too, but I haven't used it that much. I use Compressor and DVD Studio Pro more than anything else.

    But make sure to use the dedicated GPU for Motion and Color, you'll see a difference. You can use gfxCardStatus to change to it yourself.
     
  5. getlamp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great tip on the gfxCardStatus, hadn't seen the one before. Thanks for your knowledge. Off to the mac store for a new 17" i7 mcb me thinks! :)
     

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