Final cut / MacBook 2016 : bad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pookitoo, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. pookitoo macrumors regular


    Apr 16, 2015

    Today I’ve done some final cut pro editing today :
    -MacBook 2016 m5
    - 20 min video took with an iPhone 7 in 1080p
    - some little effect

    Very very bad performances ! I’m a little bit a beginner so I was on the net to glad some info and i’ve Put my media in proxy and stop the background rendering, a little bit better but really a bad experience for me, so laggy !

    And for now I render my clip before export it, and since 2 hours only 60 % of the rendering.....

    I know it’s a light machine but when i read some testimony I was thinking I can do something like that on the MacBook ....

    Some advices or this machine is not for me at all ....?
  2. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    I'm not sure what your issue is but you have an issue. I've edited plenty of videos for YouTube with FCPX on my retina MacBook 2015 base model and have had no issues. It takes longer to export, but not that long. I can export a 20-minute clip in usually about 10-15 minutes. 1080p, 60 fps. Hardly any slowdowns. Never had an issue, and am always surprised when this little beast handles it without much effort.

    Edit: I'll add, heat isn't your friend. If I export, for example, with the laptop sitting on a bed, the heat buildup underneath will slow it down. It also slows down if I'm doing other things while it's rendering. I just leave it sit for 10-15 minutes and it renders and exports fine.

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