Final cut express/pro on macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by johnsy, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. johnsy macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    Does Final cut express or Pro works on Macbook (with 4 GB of memory)?
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    It works fantastically on my 2.16 Macbook, which only has 2GB of RAM. I imagine that with 4GB it'll fly! :cool:
  3. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
  4. chrisgohcs macrumors member


    Nov 10, 2007
    hi im using final cut express on my macbook. check my specs below. its not too bad. but there seems to be some lagging when im watching the video via the viewing canvas.

    however if youre working on a large project,i think get final cut pro. the rendering shld be much faster.
  5. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    so absence of dedicated video card will not be a problem for final cut pro?
  6. NP3 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2003
    Los Angeles
    No, it won't be a problem--unless you like having a ton of layers. My friend has a macbook, and he does a lot of the professional work for our university.

    You'll be fine--i used to edit DVCPRO-HD on a g4 powerbook, that was a pain.

    With a macbook you'll have all the cpu cycles you'll need to render things quickly.
  7. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    That is good news then. I am not going to play games on macbook, but I would like to do some video. Macbook Pro is probably better choice, but I would like something more portable than Pro.
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    With FCP, you'll have issues if you use Motion, etc., which leverage the gpu. But FC should be fine.

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