MBP: 13" fast enough to edit HD AVCHD video and RAW pictures?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dubcat, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. dubcat macrumors newbie

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    Hi -

    Is the CPU in the 13" MBP fast enough to do a reasonable job of editing HD video (AVCHD) and RAW images? I want to burn the edited video to Blu-Ray. The RAW images will be manipulated using Lightroom.

    It will be connected to a 24" external display so the screen size on the laptop itself is no issue.

    I'm concerned about cpu and gpu power.

    Thanks in advance,

    Dub
     
  2. baypharm macrumors 65816

    baypharm

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    Of course it is. Previously I used a 2.16 speed processor for HD video. That being said, let me say that I am talking about compressed HD media. If you wish to edit uncompressed media then it will not be sufficient. In that case you need at least a Mac Pro with 32gb ram and dual quad core processors.
     
  3. grayskyz macrumors regular

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    I edit RAW images all day long on a spanking new 13" 2.5 works like a charm for converting video as well.

    C.
     
  4. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    just curious, what software do u use to edit AVCHD video on mac? I own a sony HD camcorder that has software for windows only.

     
  5. grayskyz macrumors regular

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