Has anyone used 13'' i5 MBP for video editing?

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  1. appleJ, May 17, 2011
    Last edited: May 17, 2011

    appleJ macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    Hi guys,
    I'm considering buying a 13'' i5 MBP.
    I will use it mainly for surfing the net, watch some movies, and only occasionally (maybe on some weekends) photo editing, video editing.
    I talked to the online live chat guy and he suggested i go for the i7 one. But i really dont think the i7 would make a huge difference that is worth $200?
    what do you guys think? Has anyone used the 13'' i5 MBP for video editing?

    P.S. I will use the raw HD footage from my DSLR for video editing, maybe that's why the live chat guy suggested me to go for the i7?

    and how does the new i5 compare to the 2010 core-duo?

    Need your advice!:confused:
  2. ryanvsrobots macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    I use a c2d 2.4ghz macbook pro 15'' and its' fine. rendering takes awhile but oh well. You will NOT be able to use raw HD footage from your DSLR in FCP, well you can, but you really need to convert it to have it be usable at all. This can be automated with the EOS utility for FCP
  3. sioannou macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2010
    Nicosia Cyprus

    And the magic word is..... Search ;)

    I believe the i5 will do the job for you. Later adding more ram and an ssd will boost the performance.
  4. appleJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    oh really?? that means i dont need to find another software to convert the video? that's great!
    I was thinking of using the SD slot on the machine to import the photos and videos without installing the EOS utility. But now given your comments I will surely install the utility!
    BTW, have you tried converting a raw footage? How long does it take?
  5. appleJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    yeah I'm a bad searcher:eek:
    I'm currently searching how to transfer files from my old PC to my new Mac...any leads? This is my first Mac (just placed the order!):p
  6. klute77 macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
  7. rocksyoursock macrumors regular


    Mar 12, 2011
  8. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    I shoot all my footage with a t2i and do all my editing in FCP.

    MPEG Streamclip is my BEST friend. It's free and works great! How long does it take? That's depends on how much you shoot. But my machine (see signature) does a pretty good job of transcoding it.

    You can download it HERE
  9. appleJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011

    Great thanks!!!:D:D:D

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