MBA '13 - iMovie Encoding and SSD CPU Usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Desmo2wheels, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Desmo2wheels macrumors newbie

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    Hi MacRumors Members,

    I just have a concern I am hoping someone can help me with. I recently purchased a 2013 MBA i7 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. At the moment I am without my Mac Pro and needed to process some moderate video work. I recorded about 2 hours of 1080p movie footage and used iMovie to process the work. The import from my Canon camera took over 1.5 hours and filled up about 75% of my SSD. During the import the the CPU for iMovie was running at 300% and fans at full speed.

    My questions are:

    1. Is there any harm that could be done or has been done to my MBA by processing videos in iMovie at 1 hour of full CPU utilization with fans running at max speed?

    2. Is there any cause for concern to just be using my MBA as a conduit to process the video on my SSD by filling it up 75% and then later offloading the data to my external drives? I guess the TRIM and SAMSUNG controller will optimize it once I remove the data correct?

    I hope you understand my questions... Please ask for clarification if needed..

    Thanks!
     
  2. m98custom1212 macrumors 6502

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    No.. Intel does design processors to run at 100%. As long your cpu doesn't reach over the thermal limit.
     
  3. larry918 macrumors regular

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    ...By which point your computer will automatically shut down, so no worries :) Although you must be anticipating the new Mac Pro's very much.
     
  4. m98custom1212 macrumors 6502

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    Me? No I think Imac and Mac pros are waste of money.
     
  5. larry918 macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I meant that for the OP.
     
  6. Code.Red macrumors regular

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    And regarding question 2: That kind of use is definitely fine for the SSD, so there is nothing to worry about.
     

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