New base 13" MBP for home video editing?

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  1. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I want to get a new MBP but my budget puts me at the base 13" (2.4gHz C2D and nVidia 320M); my question is if it will be sufficient to do home video editing (iMovie 09 and FCE4).

    Many of the clips I will be editing are 2 hr VHS tapes converted to video and the output will, be for 1hr DVDs; I just don't want the system to get bogged down by multiple clips, etc.

    I did a search and didn't see this question, if here is a link to another thread that I missed, I apologize.

    Thanks!
     
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    MRoogle (my signature) will help you searching these forums.

    Also the MBP and even the MB is more than sufficient to edit what you want to edit.
     
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    Hey thanks! I checked a couple threads, looking for the MRoogle link, but didn't find it (I think I just am not thinking clearly this morning).
     
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    The newest machines from Apple are always good enough to do video editing, even the white MacBook is not slow to a point that makes video editing too slow to use. But the question is, can you stand waiting longer to get the job done? ;)
     
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    If it's just a question of waiting for a file to render, yes; I just don't want any stuttering in the final product.
     
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    There shouldn't be any stuttering, in the end its a digital process. A faster computer can process it faster, but the quality should be the same. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless you do video editing for a living :D
     
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    Thanks for your responses; set my mind at ease......
     

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