HD video editing on MBP?

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  1. Piehead macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I have a quick question. After purchasing my MBP 13 inch 2.4 ghz, I'm going to buy a dSLR. A Canon 550d (aka T2i). Will my laptop be able to handle the HD footage?

    Thanks alot,
    Piehead :rolleyes:
     
  2. chris8535 macrumors member

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    Short answer: yes if course it will work fine.

    Long answer: you may have to do some transcoding to do smooth previewing and no-rendering, final cut doesn't play to nice with compressed h.264 in live editing. No idea what kind of performance you'll get in iMovie.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If it's going to be simple cut&paste with iMovie, it'll handle it fine. Isn't 550D a camera, not a video camera? (asking because cameras have a lot poorer quality than video cams)
     
  4. Piehead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well for around 900 dollars, this dSLR takes amazing quailty HD videos, and I really like the short DOF. It also has a larger sensor then video cameras twice the price of it, so it really performs well at night. Plus, with interchangeable lenses, I can get a variety of different shots. (macro vs wide angle) I will probably use Final Cut Express or Pro to edit.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I'm sure it'll be fine, unless you do some serious stuff with e.g. Motion. Rendering etc just takes some time
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    DSLR cams have incredible color reproduction for those of us who don't have access to lustre suites or dreamcolor displays :D
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Could be :cool: I've never tried one but I've tried some older Canons and their video wasn't that great. Anyway, MBP will handle it okay
     
  8. unamused macrumors 6502

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    the new canon DSLR cameras... the 550d (t2i), 7d, and 5dmkii have VERY good video. Its nothing like older "camera/video recording" in fact, the season finale of House was filmed exclusively with the 5dmkii. the 550d is no slouch and will give full blown hd camcorders a run for their money.

    check this for a sample of the 5dmkii in action

    http://vimeo.com/10570139
     

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