Final Cut Express performance on X3100 Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macandipodfan, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. macandipodfan macrumors member

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    I have an early '08 2.1GHz Macbook. I'm about to buy Final Cut Express 4, but I'm wondering how well it'll perform on there, since I'll be editing a good bit of HD footage.
     
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  3. pica93 macrumors member

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    Hi, i have the same laptop as you early 08 2.1Ghz, ive whacked mine up to 4GB ram and it works final cut express.

    I am now even using final cut pro studio 3 (the latest one out) and editing ADCHD 1080p video with and it works fine. The odd drop out on battery power, but mains power is ok.

    It does take a bit of time to export a video though (if in HD), but that can be left overnight if its a long file.

    hope this helps
     
  4. macandipodfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, that really helps.
    At this point I'm trying to sell mine so I can upgrade to one with a Nvidia 9400M for gaming, but if I can't, at least I know it'll run Final Cut Express all right.
     

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