M7 Mac For basic photo and video editing?

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  1. Steveh2780 macrumors regular

    Steveh2780

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    Hi Guys, I'm in need of a new laptop asap and was holding out on an updated rMbp release at wddc but it's now looking highly unlikely we'll see that until late 2016......
    I like the look and portability of the 2016 Macbook so was wondering if this is the one to go for. I actually like the feel of the keyboard that many dislike.
    Just wondering if the M7 will be poky enough to handle photo editing and Timelapse video creation/editing with GoPro app?
    Thanks in advance for any replys
     
  2. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    I have been editing videos in iMovie and photos in Lightroom and photoshop on my M5 and editing seems to work fine. The biggest difference you will see is the time to export video. I'm not sure how much of a difference the M7 will make compared to the M5 in that aspect.
     
  3. Steveh2780 thread starter macrumors regular

    Steveh2780

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    Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if the additional cost of the M7 is worth it over the M5 processor so maybe I will go with that
     
  4. where is it macrumors 6502

    where is it

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    Just get an M5.

    There is seemingly nothing this laptop doesn't do well.

    Your'll be amazed.
     
  5. Steveh2780 thread starter macrumors regular

    Steveh2780

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    Wonder what the chances are of a bigger MacBook being released in the next few weeks and maybe a slight drop in price for the 12" MacBook? Not sure if I'm better to wait or just go and grab one tomorrow
     
  6. mariotr87 macrumors regular

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    Given that you have a 14 day return window, you could just buy it now and return it in the unlikely event that they end up releasing a bigger one.
     
  7. kis macrumors 65816

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    From my own experience: don't do it. I admittedly am not the most patient person, but the MacBook is drastically slower for work in Lightroom than my rMBP. I have a relatively large LR library, but still - it's way too slow for any kind of regular work in LR. I don't do video editing, so I can't comment there.
     
  8. TigerMSTR macrumors regular

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    How big is your LR library? I know people with thousands of photos in their LR library and their MacBook handles that fine. In either case, OP asked about basic photo editing, and I doubt they'd be having libraries so larger that they'd be detrimental to performance.
     
  9. kis macrumors 65816

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    About 75000 pictures. Performance is abysmal. I just can't wait 3 minutes for a bunch of previews to be created etc. and basic image adjustments are slow as heck. Can you point out someone with thousands of pictures in the library who uses a MacBook? I'd love to chat with them, perhaps there are methods of optimizing the workflow.
     

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