Final Cut Express on a MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Caitlyn, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    Does anyone have experience using Final Cut Express on a MacBook? Is it slow? Does it mainly use the RAM and processor or does it require more video RAM than the MacBook has to offer?

    Thanks for any helpful input. :)
  2. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    I use Final Cut Pro on a MB with 2GB. I works fine for SD content. I usually do not do large compression jobs on it - I have much better equipment for that. I do not use Motion, but do use LiveType. That too runs well. I know a couple VE students who run FCE on eMacs. I would imagine FCE would do considerably better on any MB.

    The downside to using FCP/FCE on a MB is the screen real estate. I find it difficult to work in 13". So, I am mainly just using this combination to do a little short-duration work away from my offices (and much better systems). If the MB is your primary computer, and external monitor would solve the screen issue.

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