New Macbook Air for 1080p video editing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Woodcrest64, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    Any ideas on how this machine will do with 1080 60p video editing and some light photo editing?
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
    It'll do it. The question is whether you care how long it takes?
  3. Ma2k5 macrumors 68020


    Dec 21, 2012
    More than adequately imo. As fast as the Pro? No, but will it be done within a reasonable time? Most likely.
  4. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Light editing for one person could be something totally different for another. If you mean stitching some clips/phots together with transitions and stuff like that it will be more than adequate. Its an extremely low power CPU (Y series) so I wouldn't expect your output file too quickly depending on the length of the video.
  5. macaron95 macrumors regular

    May 5, 2014
    I used to have the latest Macbook for photo editing

    It was clearly painful to use photoshop on it to open several RAW files at the same time

    I don't see how it could be comfy to edit videos with a MB, therefore, as the new MBA has a similar processor (or slightly faster), it won't be much different

    I am also hesitating, so waiting for reviews and benchs
  6. djxavier macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    How much RAM did you have? I'm in the same boat, except I'm on a 2011 MBP.
  7. fhturner macrumors 6502


    Nov 7, 2007
    Birmingham, AL & Atlanta, GA
    I would think 1080p60 wouldn't tax it too badly. May have longer waits when rendering and exporting, but playback should be good. Your "big brother" (4K vs. 1080p) thread is here. :)

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