Just upgraded to Final Cut Pro X...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danhats, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. danhats macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    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?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Go for an iMac or a 15" rMBP.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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.
  4. danhats thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Those are good enough hints for me! haha

    Thanks guys!

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