[URGENT HELP NEEDED, PLEASE!] Specs questions

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  1. zionbrian macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I am considering a new Macbook Pro for editing 4k video and may be purchasing TONIGHT!

    Do you think a 2.8 GHz will be efficient? How about a 2.5? It will have 16GB RAM.

    Also, does having the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory make a difference in video editing or is that more for 3D stuff?

    I will be using iMovie or Final Cut Pro.

    Any help, please, would be much appreciated!

    Thank you so much in advance!

    Brian
     
  2. Mighuel macrumors member

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    I use the latest Macbook Pro (2.5Ghz, 16, GT 750) as my mobile workstation and it handles 4K (even non optimized, fairly heavy GH4 h.264 files) really well. I think 2.5 should be enough and recommend getting discrete GPU although latest intel GPUs are also quite powerful.
     
  3. zionbrian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! I will be using the h.265 codec but I may have to convert it first. With that said, do you still feel that way? Thanks so much!

     
  4. Mighuel macrumors member

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    Currently there's very limited hardware acceleration for h.265 codec as it hasn't been widely adopted yet. h.265 is also mathematically way more complex than h.264 and thus requires a lot more horsepower (if encoded/decoded in software). I haven't tested h.265 on my machine but I think current cpus have what it takes to decode it fairly well.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The CPU bump isn't worth it, but getting the GT 750M is crucial. It will greatly help in rendering.
     
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