Macbook pro + Final Cut studio 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XxAMB3xX, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. XxAMB3xX macrumors newbie

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    Can all of the Macbook pros run final cut studio 2
     
  2. Punker macrumors member

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    I dont own a macbookpro yet (its on the way), but this is what i saw here:

    http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/specs/

    Minimum Requirements to Install All Final Cut Studio Applications:

    * A Macintosh computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor
    * 1GB of RAM
    * An AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card (Final Cut Studio is not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors)
    * A display with 1024-by-768 resolution or higher
    * Mac OS X v10.4.11 or Mac OS X v10.5.5 or later
    * QuickTime 7.5.5 or later
    * A DVD drive for installation


    I see the 13-inch pro and the 15-inch pro (low end) have an integrated graphic adapter, so i assume it wouldnt work on them.

    In this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=718284&highlight=9600), the OP claims that the GPU doesnt matter and is useless for most if not all, may people seem to agree. I do not and i am pretty sure (the min req for final cut pro proves it) that it DOES matter and without a dedicated video adapter it's probably not possible to even install this software.

    So i believe to use this software as it's intended to, you do need a video adapter that is NOT shared with RAM.
     
  3. MitchT macrumors newbie

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    Except that the MBPs have integrated NVIDIA GPUs and not Intel GPUs. I think this distinction is put in so people don't try to run it on a computer with a GMA 950 or x3100.

    The 9400m on the MBPs should be more than enough to install and run Final Cut properly.
     

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