Mac Air w/TB drive handle HD video editing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bokes, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering packing away my old Macpro with it's esata RAID.
    I want to slim down.
    I was able to edit my last project in the clients office on the 1st gen Mac Air with only a few hiccups.

    Is the new Mac Air 13 i5 capable of editing HD video?
    I would like to be able to just use the Macair- a 27 TB display and a TB drive.
    My projects are fairly simple.
    Events, webiste promos, Interviews and photo montages.
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I don't see why not. It will obviously not be as fast as a quad-processor, but it will work. Are you looking at the TB RAID?
     
  3. Tummy macrumors regular

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    I'm able to edit video (ProRes 422) using FinalCut Pro X on a 11.6" MBA just fine with the internal drive. The only TB drive out is the Pegasus TB RAID and the read /write is about 800mb/s which is about 2.5x the speed of the built in SSD.
     
  4. Bokes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes- I'm considering the 4TB Pegasus.

    I currently have a beast- Caldigit 8TB RAID ARRAY sitting on top of my 2008 Macpro. I no longer edit spots for broadcast. My projects have become simple edits for online or home use (events). I still use Motion or After effects once in awhile- but I still wait on renders now with the Macpro- if the MacAir forces an extra few minutes- so be it.

    I'm curious to run a test.
    I work from home and I like the idea of clearing out the extra clutter.
     

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