Final Cut 4.5HD on Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cvzyl, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. cvzyl macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyone running Final Cut 4.5HD on a Macbook with 1 Gb RAM? If so, how does it perform? Is it worth the (substantial) additional expense to go for the Macbook Pro for this application?
     
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    FCP 4.5 is not Universal, so it won't even install unless you hack it somehow. And even then...it'll run like absolute bollocks. I wouldn't even put an Intel Mac and FCP 4.5 in the same room.
     
  3. cvzyl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you MovieCutter. I am new to Macs, my wife's been using it for video editing for quite a while but she is not very technically inclined.

    You saved me from a potential disaster. Thanks again.

    Cobus
     
  4. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    It's pretty cheap ugrading to upgrade it to the Universal version. If you did to this with a view to running it on a MacBook, 2GB RAM would be advisable.

    FC works very very well on MBs and perfomance is basically the same as on as the previous revision of MBPs.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Final Cut Pro 6 is out now (as part of the Final Cut Studio 2 bundle) and it is UB.

    Works fine on my MBP although I do have 2 GB's of RAM.

    Your MB should be able to handle it fine if you add more RAM.
     
  6. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    It will indeed - in fact better than fine!
     

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