Minor video playing and clipping

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sbb155, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    Can the MBA handle minor video edits (I mean trimming clips with quicktime pro or mpeg streamclip). WOuld also like the ability to handle elgato video products and playback of hi def video in quicktime and keynote.
    Any comments? Samantha.
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Since I can do all of those things on my Dual G4, so yes it will, however dont expect it to run something like Final Cut Studio with ease, because it wont (Well, not Motion anyway)
  3. Wang Foolio macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2010
    Obviously the 13" MBA would be able to handle these things a bit better with the faster processor. The 4 gig upgrade would be an obvious choice as well.

    There are some mixed reports on the 11.6" and playback of 1080p video. Converting to 720p if you can wouldn't be a bad idea for either the 11.6" or the 13" models, as space is obviously limited and they don't have 1080p res screens anyway.

    Overall though if you're not doing this sort of thing all day long, the MBA shouldn't let you down.
  4. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    1080p content that is stored locally on the ssd that plays in quicktime/vlc, at least in my experience, plays back smoothly. Playing 1080p flash video on youtube is a tiny bit choppy, but as you said, there really is no point in playing 1080p video on these screens.

    That is my experience with the 1.4ghz CPU, i'm not sure how well the 1.6ghz handles it.

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