noob to digital video editing (tech questions)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by neverownedapc, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. neverownedapc macrumors member

    neverownedapc

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    ok, i currently have a mbp with a 150gb hd with 50gb available. it came with final cut and a boat load of other programs on it which was cool, but i'm about to add cs3 when i can decide what hd to get. now i know i need a hd upgrade quick and i want a 7200rpm which will be sweet. the question is this: will a 200gb that i have my eye on be have sufficient open space to run final cut smoothly after installing a few more programs if i use external drives to save everything to? i'm thinking it'll have about 50gb open, but is that enough? let me know, thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    As long as you save all your imported video to external drives, you should be fine.
     
  3. ppc_michael Guest

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    Yes, definitely. I have all that installed on my internal hard drive with room to spare.
     
  4. neverownedapc thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks. i think i might go 250gb just to be safe.
     

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