Final Cut Express on 13" MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cleanbreaks, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. cleanbreaks macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2010
    Will I have any problems running Final Cut Express on a 13" MBP because it has no dedicated graphics card? I'm cautious about saying I don't want to do any serious video editing because I don't want to limit myself, but in honest reality I am a complete amateur and going to start with just some home videos and stuff I recorded on vacations. Basically, I just don't want to shell out for Final Cut Express and find out it doesn't even work well enough on my computer. Please help.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    A dedicated GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is not needed for editing as far as I know, but maybe FCE is different, but I also doubt it.

    Thus I assume, FCE will run without problems on your MBP, especially after reading the following:


  3. 2contagious macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2008
    It should work, but you might want to consider connecting the laptop to an external display. It will make editing a lot easier: Final Cut on a 13" display is quite crammed, but it's still possible.

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