MacBook and Final Cut Express HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dansmith3003, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. dansmith3003 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i am a college student who is looking to buy either a new Macbook or a macbook pro. As much as i love the macbook pro stories on here plus the fact that it is less durable than the macbook have led me to wanting to buy a macbook rather than a pro. I was just wondering, is it possible to run Final cut express HD smoothly on a 2GB macbook? or is it better to get the M.B.P. with the dedicated graphics and larger RAM. I just dont know if the benefits of the extra RAM, bigger screen and dedicated memory outweigh that of an irregularly colored backlit screen which is tinted yellow in some places and a computer that is very delicate and cannot be produced from a bag without being very careful etc.

    Any feedback on this would be welcomed

    Thanks
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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    It will run fine. Video editing doesn't use the video card at all.

    FCE HD runs great on my piece of **** iBook, it will fly on a new macbook.
     
  3. Igantius macrumors 65816

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  4. e.magnusson macrumors member

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    I used Final Cut Express on my old MacBook Core Duo (it was first generation) and it ran fine. In fact, it ran great. Although, I did end up getting a Pro for the sake of being able to use Final Cu Studio 2. But FCE will work just fine.
     
  5. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

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    how was motion, after effects on the macbook? i would imagine it wasn't that great?
     
  6. e.magnusson macrumors member

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    I didn't use motion on my MacBook. I used Final Cut Express which has LiveType, Final Cut, and Soundtrack.
     
  7. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    The link I posted has benchmarks for Motion - I think Barefeats also has some. Also check the video editing forum here as some users have posted it.

    Generally speaking, user feedback says that it doesn't run fast (unsurprisingly) but it is usable. Color though appears to be far more problematical.
     

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