what's better for fcpx editing new mb pro or new mac pro..

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by gdeusthewhizkid, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a

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    hey guys,

    thinking i wanna get a new mac. My older mac pros and macs. Just don't cut it for me as for as editing speed... I would like to remain portable with a new mac book pro. Just don't know if they are quick enough for fcpx editing or the new mac pro. It seems like a beast and a must have but just wanna make sure i get the right machine?


    thoughts...
     
  2. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    What are you editing?

    Which codecs and resolutions?

    What drives are you using?

    How much storage space do you require?

    Etc. etc. etc.

    Don't let new kit be an excuse for not being able to advance as an editor.

    Feature films have been cut on powerbooks back in the day so you're spoilt for choice now!
     
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I use a rMBP for fcpx editing and it works nicely. Put libraries or source media on the internal SSD or fast external TB enclosures (think SSD or RAID0 with enterprise rotational drives minimum) and you will not have issues with scrubbing or editing. A more powerful processor will help reduce transcoding and rendering time, but not the editing. The rMPB is no slouch, but a fully built MacPro is much faster with transcode type tasks, especially with HD. Adding a large external monitor will make editing more efficient.
     
  4. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I use a rMBP (spec in sig) along with an external Thunderbolt drive - no issues here at all.....
     
  5. JamesPDX macrumors 65816

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