video editing/travel mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by changle, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. changle macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2013
    Hey all,

    I was almost set on getting a new cmbp 13" 2.9ghz , 256 ssd, and 16gb ram for traveling and producing short youtube videos (5-10 min) using FCP and adobe premiere. However, I've come to a dilemma between this and the 13" rMBP 3.0 ghz, 8gb , and 256 ssd. I don't particularly desire the retina screen, rather I desire performance. I shoot with a canon 5d mark ii DSLR which uses H264 format.

    Any thoughts on which one will suit my needs best?

    Thanks a lot for your input!
  2. larsonalert macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2013
    If you're doing basic home editing I think you will be fine, if you're looking to run the full FCP suite (color, motion, etc.) you may want to get an iMac or the 15".
  3. changle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2013
    ok, but which one would you suggest? 13 cmbp or rmbp?
  4. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Apple is not making a new cmbp anymore unless you don't mind buying 2012 cmbp 13" that is fine and if you know how to upgrade more memory and SSD. :apple:
  5. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    The cMBP is a great machine, but if you're putting in a SSD you might as well pay for the retina screen. Unless of course you need an optical drive or Ethernet.

    For travel you might also look into a MacBook Air.

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