Final Cut Pro System

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by di1in, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. di1in macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2011
    Hi guys, I am looking to gift a mac to a video editor friend of mine.

    I am not sure whether Final Cut Pro (which he uses the most) needs more RAM/HDD or graphics memory.

    So, I am confused between getting the high-end 15" version, or getting the low-end 15" version and upgrading the RAM and HDD to 16GB and 7200rpm/SSD.

    Please advise.
  2. phuocsandiego macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    I would say for video editing a fast CPU, more RAM and HD space (in that order although CPU and RAM are like 1a and 1b) trumps graphics memory by a long shot. You can always expand drive space via external Firewire or Thunderbolt drives.
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    I concur with this previous post. Video editing takes a lot of space. Most editors will put their footage on an external hard drive. Using an external hard drive might also improve performance.

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