Questions about FCP and ram

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by krappamc, May 13, 2005.

  1. krappamc macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Hey, guys.
    I currently have 1.5 ghz powerbook with 512 ram. (15", recently upgraded )
    here is my question.
    when i am editing, i want to use real-time so i can save up some time going through rendering every single clip i redress. so obviously, i can't do that right now because system is just not so sufficient for it.
    so, if i up the ram to 2 GB at MAX, would i be able to do those fine?

    And, can you guys also tell me what would be other significant benefit for video editing by upping the ram?? is it just the rendering? would the upgrade be significant difference?

    thank you

    John :D
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Upping the RAM would certainly help your overall system performance, but I don't think it would increase your RT ability. Real Time is basically tied to your CPU (and in come cases GPU).

  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    just about any form of video editing needs a good processor, even if you dump 2 gigs of ram into it, it won't improve that much...It's only animation/graphics stuff that requires loads of ram, video editing-good processor or even dual processors...

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