Macbook pro + Final Cut studio 2

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

  1. XxAMB3xX macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    Can all of the Macbook pros run final cut studio 2
  2. Punker macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    I dont own a macbookpro yet (its on the way), but this is what i saw here:

    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 (, 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

    Jul 4, 2009
    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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