Is this the 2.4GHz macbook pro good enough for video editing?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jojo12, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. jojo12 macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009
    I'm currently thinking on buying the new macbook pro but I'm not sure if the spec is good enough for video editing.

    The MBP that I wanna buy is 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1066MHz frontside bus 3MB shared L2 cache, with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256 MB.

    My concern with this spec is that when I'm doing my video editing on Final Cut Pro, my MBP's performance will be slower and some error will occur during my editing phase.

  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    It's plenty fast for what you are doing with it. If you are going to compare it to the 2.53 and the 2.8 models (assuming that you upgrade the 2.4 to 4GB of RAM), the only difference you are going to see is a few seconds faster of compiling your video, that's pretty much it. If I am wrong, someone, please correct me.
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    Given that people have been editing video on computers for quite some time, even, lordy lordy, on a 486, I would say yes. The only difference is the speed it will do it at.
  4. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    In short: yes.

    Are you a professional, or is this a hobbie? (I'm guessing the latter...)

    Are you sure you need the portability? - the iMacs' larger screen and cheaper price could count for a lot.
  5. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    Absolutely... the new unibody MBP is one capable computer/Mac. I would say it's great and will get even better once Snow Leopard is ready.

    The differences between the low and high end MBP are really minor... speed bump processor upgrade and more graphics memory. Neither will do much. Your best bet is to buy the low-end MBP, but spend the $75 and upgrade the memory yourself via The 4 GB RAM is the only thing that would be really nice to have that the high-end has included.

    Also consider, a $300 discount if you buy a refurbished unibody MBP. Still has full one-year warranty. Still comes like new. Still able to do AppleCare to extend warranty to three years. At $1699, it's one heck of a buy. Go to | store | refurbished Mac.

    Best wishes with your new Mac whichever route you go.
  6. EB66 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    a macbook pro will work perfectly with final cut, the thing that is going to limit you most in my opinion is not having enough screen real estate as you would with a desktop

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