Will a MBP work for pro editing with HD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gcbaron, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. gcbaron macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Right now, I need to be able to edit some HD camcorder footage into short films and webisodes. I am wanting to get into editing professionally. Eventually, I will want to be able to do a feature. Will a MBP handle this kind of usage? I need the portability, for myself, and I'm seeing that a lot of employers are requesting an editor to be able to bring their own machine to a site. But I don't want to get the wrong machine if a year from now I find I am unable to work on a feature.
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    I edit HD footage for an international news network every day on my MBP with no problems.

    Edit: I should add that I handle short form and long form projects on both the internal drive and external FW800 drives using ProRes 422, XDCAM HD, HDV, and HDV AIC codecs.

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