Need Advice on Video Editing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CCprince, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. CCprince macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    Hye guys, been following this forum for half a year ago when i'm still deciding on getting a Macbook Pro VS iMac, and i just purchased online order at 12pm today. (after waiting for loooooong time for 2014 model)

    Following are the details of what i purchased...

    • 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
    • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    • 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
    • Intel Iris Pro Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of DDR5 memory
    **I even purchased applecare.. so 3 years of warraty in total..

    Questions, as i'm going to useit to edit visuals for broadcast i.e documentaries, travelogues, concerts and ect which might be at least a 24 mins programmes to 1 hour an half program )

    1. Is the FCPX a better choice editing for a new user (i'm relatively new to Mac, and previously i had little experience using Edius and FCP7 ..

    2. What should i check to make sure my Macbook is maintained in a good condition for heavy editing?

    Sorry for my english, it's not my main language.

    Thank you for your kind guidance !!
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Congrats on your purchase!

    Your rMBP is a beast of a machine. For a new user, you could experiment around with FCP X or Adobe Premiere Pro. FCP X is more like a beefed-up version of iMovie to me, however. I suggest you give Premiere Pro a try first (you can download a trial of it from Adobe).

    For maintenance, just use it as you would normally use it. You can also go buy a cooling pad for it, if you think it's necessary.
  3. CCprince thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014

    Thanks !! :)
  4. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    Although I use Premiere Pro myself (and the full Adobe suite) Final Cut Pro X is getting a lot of love these days from editors. It is probably a bit easier to learn (though a course on editing is well worth the investment). Also, you don't need a subscription for FCP X. You pay once and that's it. And it is designed for the person doing most of their own work. Premiere Pro is a lot like what Final Cut Pro 8 would have been.

    I'm using the same machine. There are two things that will make all of the difference in terms of editing properly. A fast external hard disk to hold all of your media is essential. A 7200RPM USB3 or thunderbolt drive works well for most footage. For footage that is high resolution, you'll want a RAID drive. No media should be on your system drive! Also, I find it essential for effective editing to have a second monitor. You can spend from ten bucks on Craigslist to a couple hundred for something awesome. Also, if you are using premiere, you want to download the latest Nvidia drivers.
  5. CCprince thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014

    Okay, that's a nice help from you.. :) how long do you take to render a 30 minute 1080 HD final product? I don't have much of friends having macbookpro

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