Video editing on a macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crazydrumma, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. crazydrumma macrumors regular

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    Hey all, I am a college student who enjoys video editing/ production, and have been doing so on my macbook pro. I would continue to do so, however my computer has been crushed by a falling skateboard. Ridiculous, I know. So I must find a replacement before this next semester at school. I was skeptical about video editing on a macbook, but I compared the specs of the new macbooks to that of my own macbook pro:

    My Macbook Pro: Macbook:
    1.83 Ghz processor 2.2 Ghz processor
    1 gb of RAM 2 gb of RAM
    80 GB hard drive 120 GB hard drive
    System Bus speed: 667 mhz System bus speed: 800 mhz
    Graphics RAM: 256 MB Graphics RAM: 144 MB

    So, the only downside would be the graphics card. I want to know if this is going to be significant, because in all other aspects, the new macbooks waste my old macbook pro. Can I hack it?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Short answer: Yes.

    The macbook will do just fine, unless you are trying to do heavy work in motion, in which case - the pro would outperform it due to the dedicated gpu.
     
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    processor speed and ram are more important than graphic power if you do video editing.
     

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