What to buy. Photoshop and gopro editing

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by seiza, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. seiza macrumors newbie

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    Good afternoon, I'm considering the possibility of buying a Mac. Its main use would be something photo editing and video editing (GoPro, short clips). Portability is not very important. I'm a little lost. Would it be enough to MBPr 13 "or need a 15 MBPr?". i5 or i7? They would be needed 16 gb Ram?
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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  3. seiza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my budget would be for a MBPr 13 "and 16 gb ssd 256 ram, i5, but I'm afraid that fall short of power. In that budget would expect to get more case. Nor is whether it would be enough with 8GB Ram only.
     
  4. Meister Suspended

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    If your focus is on video editing, the bottleneck will always be the cpu. RAM isn't gonna help much.
    Try to get the 15" with quadcore.
     
  5. Unami, Jun 3, 2015
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    Unami macrumors 6502a

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    not true, more ram is always helpful with video editing. fcpx is sometimes happy to use 20 of my 32gb ram. and don't get me started on after effects' ram preview. i'd advise for the 16gb AND the i7 quad core, if it's a laptop.

    so, the base 15" model, with the best processor you can afford, as you can't upgrade any of it later. a discrete gpu can also bring render times down.

    the best "bang for the buck" would be the retina imac with the fastest processor you can afford. you could upgrade ram with cheaper (but still as good) third party ram later, as ram in the retina imac is user replaceable. (e.g. $300 for a 32gb kit from owc)

    having said that, a 13" mbp should already be enough for editing gopro videos, but everything faster makes it, well, faster.
     
  6. Meister Suspended

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    I assume you are replying to my post.
    I recommended the 15" and it comes with 16gb RAM standard.
    Upgrading the ram on the 13" however doesn't make much sense.
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    This doesn't sound very intensive at all, short clips of 1080p can be easily edited on just about anything apple made in the last 5 years buy what you want.

    However if you don't need portability, then a 21.5 inch imac will give you more bang for your buck.
     
  8. seiza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good morning, thank you for your help. I will value based on the budget that mac catch. A greeting
     

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