Macbook Air or Pro for Go pro video editing

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by robbomac70, May 25, 2015.

  1. robbomac70 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2015
    Hi, can you spec me a Macbook Air or Pro to be used for go pro video editing?
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Any model will do, I'd be more inclined to to buy a Pro for video editing thanks to the beefier CPU & spec.
  3. lchlch macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2015
    It depends on the quality and length of the video.

    I probably won't edit 4k on the rMB but 1080p should be fine.

    The encoding times would probably be longer on the rMB but if you are not doing it professionally I don't really see that being an issue.
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    I'd choose the Pro for the larger screen and get the largest SSD you can afford as it will fill up quick..
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    13" Retina MacBook Pro is fine, of course the model you'll be buying would be dependant on how much storage space you need. If you can easily put up with 128GB then the 13" rMBP would be more than adequate.
  6. robbomac70 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2015
    Thanks all, went for the 13" rmbp 128gb.

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