IPad addition for video editing

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thizisweird, May 27, 2019.

  1. thizisweird macrumors member

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    The price is good.

    Things to consider:
    1. it may need a battery replacement;
    2. only has usb 2.0 which is going to result in low file transfer speeds. This is a pain when transferring large files;
    3. no Mojave support which may or may not be a bad thing;
    4. make sure there is no firmware password; and
    5. only has 4 GB of RAM which may hamper final cut performance.
     
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    Yeah, I’d ask a lot of questions before buying that one lol, like battery life and such. USB2.0 isn’t a big deal to me, I’m used to that still. FCPX just needs to be able to do basic editing, as I do want to do a little more complicated work than what LumaFusion gives you the resources for. Mohave is just a bonus to me, but more ideal. I’ll keep looking around.

    Any suggestions on which line of notebook might be best?
     
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    I would go with at least an 8 Gb mid-2013 Air if you want a light MacBook.

    The good thing about the 13" mid-2013 Air is that the price will be low, usb 3.0, and all internal and external parts from a mid-2013 to 2017 are completely interchangeable. Same thing applies to the 11" Air except the is no 2017 11”.

    The SSD from the late 2013 to 2015 MacBook Pro will also with in the 2013 to 2017 Air.
     
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    Yep, a light MacBook is the goal. Sounds like you found my pick. The SSD is a big thing to me, now that I know. Thanks, mate
     

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