Final cut and macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by slimjim40, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. slimjim40 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2008

    My young son has the final cut pro x and a macbook (about 3 months old)

    Anyway. It all just about works, but does struggle a bit when playing back videos within the program, that have been heavily edited with special effects etc.

    Forgive my ignorance but is this a ram problem? (has 2 gb ram) or perhaps graphics card? How can we improve the performance ?

    Any ideas?
  2. justinallsop macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2011
    Quite simply, yes. Final cut uses significant amounts of RAM. I have used final cut express on a 2008 mac book but you have to be patient when rendering and always make sure you have the power supply plugged in.

    Hope this helps. Not sure how easy a RAM upgrade is for the last mac books.

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