Question for photo/video editing pros that use Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Steveo13, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Steveo13 macrumors regular

    Steveo13

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    I have a 15" 2010 MBpro that can not even play 1080p video without stuttering/freezing. While waiting for a new release, I have been using my iPad to edit photos and make videos which has been tough since I much rather use the laptop.

    I ordered the new macbook 15" with 1tb SSD and Iam second guessing weather or not I should get the 512GB instead. (Obvisouly got the pro 460.) This laptop is really adding up fast.

    My question is for all the people that do alot of photo/video editing, do you use most of the built-in storage or mostly work off external storage? If you use external storage, do you find it slower when rendering photos/processing videos? (It will obviously be connected by usb-c)

    I will moslty be doing 1080p but may find myself experimenting with 4K with this new power.
     
  2. febernovo macrumors 6502

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    Oh man you are going to enjoy this upgrade so much! Photographer here but mostly for fun I use a combination to be honest what I'm working on is on my SSD and what I want back up in a drive
     
  3. killawat macrumors 65816

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    You can go with the smaller storage tier unless you have you need to have a lot of assets onboard for some reason. My 4k files are a little less than 1 Gb per minute so I don't keep it internally. With USB-C you have an infinite amount of enclosures available from single drives all the way up to dual bus powered drives running at 800 MB/s.
     
  4. Steveo13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Steveo13

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    Yea same here, doing all this as a hobby/fun. I just want to be able to justify paying the extra premium for the storage since iam really not sure how much I will use. I guess I have to account for other things as well though such as music files and documents.
     
  5. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    To be honest anything new will be better than what you have, and as shown in this video () even the little 12in MB can edit 4k video fluently/smoothly
     
  6. azpekt macrumors regular

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    you`ll oh so enjoy that screaming fast internal ssd
     
  7. tudyniuz macrumors member

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    I'd go for the 512GB one tbh. I use my laptop only for FCPX (2014 rMBP 15" with 750M) and I almost never ever leave anything on the machine itself. Once I'm done with a project, it goes into backup and is completely removed from the machine.

    Besides the OS, I have some music, bunch of FCPX plugins, PS, Premiere & DaVinci and that's about it. From a productivity standpoint I don't see myself needing more than the 512GB I have. Heck, I almost always have more than 150GB free.
     

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