Video Editing Export Quality

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by boybrown, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. boybrown macrumors newbie

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    Does the strength of a processor, hard drive, and memory generally change the outcome of the exported video? Or does it just usually just effect the time of render?

    For example, will the video export quality of lets say an old 2008 MacBook pro have degraded quality against the new retina MacBook pros? Or, like stated above, just affect render times.
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Render times only. In programs like Compressor and Handbrake, they queue up every bit of data that needs to be processed at the specified quality and then sequentially 'crunch' through it. Theoretically, a faster computer will deliver higher quality video but in practice the only difference is in the time it takes to process the file.
     
  3. boybrown thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How about for programs such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe After Effects? Still the same outcome on how you explained it?
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Definitely for Final Cut Pro X, not sure about AE because I don't use it for editing videos.
     
  5. boybrown thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, thanks! Here's an off-topic question. Would it be alright if I used a SSD as a scratch disk? Or would it be better to purchase a RAID in order to do that?
     
  6. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Depends purely on how much storage you need.
     
  7. boybrown thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whoops, lemme rephrase that. Is it better to use a HDD over a SSD video editing?
     

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