Video editing on a macbook?

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

  1. crazydrumma macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2006
    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


    Mar 7, 2007
    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

    Oct 30, 2006
    processor speed and ram are more important than graphic power if you do video editing.

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