Video editing on the MacBook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hunterheath33, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. hunterheath33 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2010 11in MacBook air with 2gb of ram and a 64 gb SSD. Will I be able to edit my videos with iMovie? Btw it is a 1.4ghz CPU
     
  2. Scarrus macrumors regular

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    Yes you can but for the sake of God, don't. It will be slow as hell...
     
  3. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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  4. OneMike macrumors 601

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    It will be pretty slow, but it is doable.

    Biggest factor will be the types of videos you are wanting to edit. Back when I had my 2009 Mini, which is similar on the processor side, more ram, but slower disc. I'd edit some HD video from my miniDV.
     
  5. hunterheath33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I upload 1+gb videos to YouTube and edit them and on my pc it takes like 2hrs from start of filming to exporting. So I'm used to slowness
     
  6. asting macrumors 6502

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    It won't be ideal but it's certainly doable. People have been editing movies for over a decade, and most used slower hardware.
    I think as computers progress we become much less tolerant to any delays.
     

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