Just upgraded to Final Cut Pro X...

danhats

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Mar 4, 2014
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on my mid 2009 15 inch Macbook Pro and the render speeds and video playback are horribly slow.

I have maxed out the RAM (8gb) and have a 750gb SSHD installed and all my programs (inc. Final Cut) load up pretty quick. I have played around with the settings and tried editing using the proxy media but it doesn't make any difference.

I'm thinking about fitting a 250gb SSD and storing my files on an external HDD instead.

Do you think this will help or should I just bite the bullet and upgrade to a desktop?
 

yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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on my mid 2009 15 inch Macbook Pro and the render speeds and video playback are horribly slow.

I have maxed out the RAM (8gb) and have a 750gb SSHD installed and all my programs (inc. Final Cut) load up pretty quick. I have played around with the settings and tried editing using the proxy media but it doesn't make any difference.

I'm thinking about fitting a 250gb SSD and storing my files on an external HDD instead.

Do you think this will help or should I just bite the bullet and upgrade to a desktop?
Go for an iMac or a 15" rMBP.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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Do you think this will help or should I just bite the bullet and upgrade to a desktop?
Bite the bullet the old girl gave everything she has, but at this point its not enough. If you have mobility needs, the 15" rMBP is a great machine. If you really don't need a laptop now, the iMac is a nice machine in of its own right.