Video Editing on MacBook Pro with 2.5ghz Processor?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by TheRanger, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. TheRanger macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure this question has been asked many times before, I just can't seem to find what I am looking for... I edit videos for fun mostly that I take in 1080p with a DSLR and a go pro. I want to make the change to a MacBook Pro and was wanting to hear your experiences with video editing on the MacBook with the 2.5ghz processor. If I'm not editing 4K videos, will I notice a significant difference in speed that would be worth the extra cost?

    I would be using Adobe premier pro or Final Cut Pro to edit and my videos usually only have 1-4 tracks and are up to 10 min long.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Ok not apples for apples but if you can edit 4K on a 2015 Macbook then I think you'll be fine with its bigger brother...

     
  3. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    I edit in 1080 on a 2.5GHz Mac Mini and it's as smooth as silk. I am about to move from Premiere Pro to Final Cut Pro X.
     
  4. BeechFlyer macrumors regular

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    One of my two computers is a current 13" MacBook Pro - the bare-bones entry-level model. Its performance is fantastic for FCP X and 1080P material. I just wish it had a bigger screen, but that's what my other system (Mac Pro) is for.

    I wouldn't worry about CPU speed for what you describe. The size of the SSD and your screen size will affect you much more than the CPU speed.
     
  5. TheRanger thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. e1me5 macrumors member

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    FCPX is super optimized for the Apple Hardware so it will need a heavy timeline before you start to feel the load. And with background rendering, most of the times you won't notice anything. Just make sure you have a fast external hard drive to keep your video files and your projects files, for maximum performance! I was able to edit 4K Raw files straight from a RED Scarlet with my 2012 15" cMBP 2.6GHZ and I can't just imagine what the new MBPs can do with all that CPU/GPU power!!!
     
  7. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    With what little we know, the Macbook Pro should suit your needs. However, you never specified what the other option is. Difference in speed and worth the extra cost over what?
     
  8. TheRanger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry should have made it more clear. The upgrade is $300 to a 2.8ghz processor... I'm looking at the 15" MacBook Pro released in July 2014. I'm feeling like it's not worth it for what I'm going to be doing, and I'll buy FCPX with the $300 instead.
     
  9. BeechFlyer macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a good decision for what you are going to use it for!
     
  10. Unami macrumors 6502a

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    when things become slow - which i guess can happen when we're talking about 4 45mb/s h.264 files played back simultaneously - you can always resort to proxy files.
     

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