New Macbook Air for 1080p video editing?

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

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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