Macbook Pro 2016 - 4k Final Cut Performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nptech, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. nptech macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2016
    Hey guys,

    How is the macbook pro 2016 for editing 4k video?

    Really hard time trying to track down a review that shows this performance. I'm wanting to switch from my adobe premiere windows rig to a smaller mac laptop workstation. Just wondering what the performance is like editing 4k content, preferably in final cut (not terribly large projects, 10-15 mins long at most).

    Any input would be appreciated!
  2. hj8ag macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014

    Have you read Tom Grove Carter's article?

    His work can be seen here
  3. nptech thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2016
    Ahh awesome thanks for that! Wasn't as in depth as I'd hoped. Would anyone be able to chime in on how they've found editing 4k content on the new mbp?
  4. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011
    I would also love to hear this.

    But, as far as I can tell basically no one on the entire internet has reviewed it in this way yet.

    I've been desperately searching but found very little. I've been down to the store and done some 4K editing myself on display models (extreeeemely impressed) but it's very tough to say till I have the machine at home and can control variables / codecs / get deeper, or someone does a proper review.

    From the bits and pieces of impressions I've seen, the general consensus is that it's super duper excellent for 4K in FCPX if you have the 460.

    I'll post something about it here when i get my machine (should be within a week) if no one else has posted a solid review yet.
  5. nptech thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2016
    That would be much appreciated, I'm surprised none of the big names, john morrison, austin, mkbhd etc have done a review covering FCP performance yet. Seems like nobodies talking about it which isn't a terribly good sign.
  6. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011
    Yeah Morrison simply said it was great for 4k editing in one of his videos, but did not elaborate. Marques has looked at the 13, but that doesn't rly help.

    There's a dude on the forums here who got his real early on and was posting all sorts of amazing info, and he was going to edit his next 4k project on it, so i assume he'll be back with impressions on that experience.

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