Macbook-video editing & couple of other questions :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DuffBP, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. DuffBP macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2007
    hello guys...this is my problem

    im thinking about buying a macbook (white, 2.4 ghz...)
    i need it for some amateur hobby video editing (final cut studio 2, i have it already :p),nothing too serious
    -im student and i dont have enough money to buy MBP

    -i have to make decision within 2 days because my friend is staying in US until then (in my country this model costs 2200 dollars :() so i cant wait for a new model (i would really like to see multi touch touchpad and MBP like case :))
    (can you live without multitouch touchpad :D?)
    so...should i buy MB or another PC laptop...? (please,be objective, no fanboi comments :()
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    The FCS specs say you need a actually video card, that it wont work with the integrated ones in the MB. Since you already have FCS2, why not get a MBP.
  3. DuffBP thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2007
    well,this fcs2 owner thing is a bit complicated (dont worry, there isnt pirat buissines around ;))
  4. 2000ContourSVT macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Yeah the Final Cut Studio specs say it wont work without a dedicated graphics card but I run Final Cut Studio 2 on my 2.2 Ghz Macbook. Motion and Color run a little slow but I don't use them anyway. Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Compressor all work just fine. I have edited 25 min videos on my Macbook before. The export time was around 6 hours on a single pass export but thats to be expected with a Dual Core CPU. So I'd say if your just doing it as a hobby you should be fine.
  5. DuffBP thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2007
    tnx for answering :)but...

    i decided to buy pc laptop.

    the point is that i wanted a MBP...MB would just be a little peace of my dream :D

    so,ill have this pc until i save enough money for mbp :)

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