Mac Air w/TB drive handle HD video editing?

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

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    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


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    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

    Feb 1, 2008
    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

    Mar 4, 2008
    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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