How does the Retina 13 inch cheapest model handle 4K video play/editing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DBZmusicboy01, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to watch 4k videos and edit 5 minute 4k videos and stuff.
    How well will it work ? Is the RAM enough ?
     
  2. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

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    Regarding playing 4K: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht6008

    As per editing them.... I don't know is 8GB is enough RAM or if the Iris is up to the task. I think it's either the 15" or possibly using an external GPU with a 13" with 16 GB of RAM.

    I don't edit video, but do photoshop / illustrator editing + heavy database (eCommerce) and ordered my mid-level MBPr with 16GB, since I can't upgrade it in the future.
     
  3. Fondaparinux macrumors member

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    It's definitely enough for both playing and editing. My MacBook Air works just fine. Although playback may depend on the compression. You should probably expect dropped frames.

    As for editing, it can surely do it. Don't expect it to be lightning fast, though.
     
  4. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

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    Its primarily a rendering issue?
     

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