MBP Received for Video Editing

Amnesia180

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Hi all,

I've received my MBP today that I wanted to use for video editing. However, the system I received was not the one I had ordered....

I've ended up with a late-2013, 13", 2.8 Ghz i7, 16GB RAM, 256 SSD.

Is this likely to be up to the job for editing my GoPro movies, etc? I mainly shoot 1080p, just produce home movies. I also like to dabble in a bit of photography with it. I'm by no means shooting high-end. Up until now, I have been using a 2.66Ghz 27" late 2009 iMac (8GB RAM).

I was expecting to receive the 15" early-2013, 2.8 Ghz i7, 16GB RAM, 256 SSD. They now say they don't have any of those in stock. I have been reimbursed significantly, so at around GBP 500 it isn't a bad buy.

Just wondering people's thoughts? Keep the 13", or return and see if I can find a 15".
Cheers!
 

revmacian

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Hi all,

I've received my MBP today that I wanted to use for video editing. However, the system I received was not the one I had ordered....

I've ended up with a late-2013, 13", 2.8 Ghz i7, 16GB RAM, 256 SSD.

Is this likely to be up to the job for editing my GoPro movies, etc? I mainly shoot 1080p, just produce home movies. I also like to dabble in a bit of photography with it. I'm by no means shooting high-end. Up until now, I have been using a 2.66Ghz 27" late 2009 iMac (8GB RAM).

I was expecting to receive the 15" early-2013, 2.8 Ghz i7, 16GB RAM, 256 SSD. They now say they don't have any of those in stock. I have been reimbursed significantly, so at around GBP 500 it isn't a bad buy.

Just wondering people's thoughts? Keep the 13", or return and see if I can find a 15".
Cheers!
I've seen people edit 1080p video comfortably on the 2018 MBA with lesser specs (YouTube):
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
128GB PCIe-based SSD


I don't know if there is a difference between the year of manufacture of your MBP and the new MBA, though, where video editing is concerned but I would be happy with it.
 
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deadworlds

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You’ll do just fine. 1080p isn’t as demanding as trying to edit 4K video.
In the end your new laptop is an upgrade from your iMac.

In response to the poster above me. Although a new 2018 Mac is running a slower CPU clock it will actually outperform an older CPU running at a higher clock. This is because intel optimizes each cpu release to perform better with reduced speeds and less power draw.

I have a desktop I build with an intel i7 quad core running at 3.9ghz from 2013. My 2016 MBP with quad core i7 at 2.9ghz outperforms that CPU. You can’t compare apples to apples across different generations of CPU.
 
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Amnesia180

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Thanks all. I don't do any 4k, maybe 2k tops. But usually 1080p. I'll see how I get on.
 

revmacian

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You’ll do just fine. 1080p isn’t as demanding as trying to edit 4K video.
In the end your new laptop is an upgrade from your iMac.

In response to the poster above me. Although a new 2018 Mac is running a slower CPU clock it will actually outperform an older CPU running at a higher clock. This is because intel optimizes each cpu release to perform better with reduced speeds and less power draw.

I have a desktop I build with an intel i7 quad core running at 3.9ghz from 2013. My 2016 MBP with quad core i7 at 2.9ghz outperforms that CPU. You can’t compare apples to apples across different generations of CPU.
Thank you for this, I always like learning more about tech. :)
 
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