final cut studio performance on MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by poohat1000, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2005
    motion specifically - how is the performance? is it not worth it? Better off with a power mac?
  2. visiondancer macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    You're always going to get better performance from a Mac Pro. But if you need portability, I've used Motion 2 on my 12" Powerbook G4 with a 64 meg graphics card and 1.26 GB ram for short projects--the only limitation for me was hard drive space. Rendering is slower and less can be done in real-time, but it beats hauling around a Mac Pro for me.

    I'm sure a dual-core machine with more ram and a faster GPU (Macbook Pro) will give you acceptable performance. If you want really good performance, you need a desktop.

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