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Darrell Overton
1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:10:40 am

I am new to mbp & I need 1 for video editing. not tryin 2 break the bank but I need some suggestions on which 1 to get, which osx r watever works the best. like I said I am crossing over from pc I nd extreme guidance. thx u all in advance.


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Bob Zelin
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:24:21 pm

did you enter this post from your phone, or do you always type like this ? Any MacBook Pro will do. They will all run FCP x and iMovie (which I have to assume is what you are using).

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
maxavid@cfl.rr.com


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Craig Seeman
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:05:21 pm

[Bob Zelin] "did you enter this post from your phone"

Bob, it's "did u entr ths post frm ur phone?"
I'm still waiting for a "phonify" app in the App Store that can make all one's posts look like text messages.



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Oliver Peters
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:12:34 pm

[Craig Seeman] "Bob, it's "did u entr ths post frm ur phone?""

Hey you kids, get off my lawn!

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Darrell Overton
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 3:51:06 pm

yes I am on my cellular device, I have read a lot of blogs or articles that suggest you need this or you need that or fcpx won't run on this mbp or it's not good on lion & you have to have mountain lion. I just don't want to shell out $1500 for something that won't be able to do the main thing I need it to do.


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Craig Seeman
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:00:49 pm

It really depends on your needs and budget. They'll all work to some extent. You can run FCPX on a MacBook Air even.



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Bob Zelin
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:53:37 pm

I hve 0 $$$,
do u see my . ?
my pc is ng for fcpx, so I need mbp
thx
:)


and get off my lawn too !

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
maxavid@cfl.rr.com


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Darrell Overton
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 3:57:16 pm

and also I've seen people say that you need a thunderbolt port or something & you need to up your stock ram. & is it possible to run fcpx without any lag on macbook air? a lot of stuff I read says no, some are in the middle & say it will crash periodically but u can do short 30 minute videos & others flat out say yes you can run it without any problems. my budget is around $1000 for this mbp. thx


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Bob Zelin
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 7:34:01 pm

http://store.apple.com/us/mac/family/macbook-pro

the cheapest Mac Book Pro with the minimum amount of RAM
is $1199. You can get a Mac Mini, (which is fantastic) or you can buy a used computer.

A top of the line Mac Mini with 16 Gig of RAM is $1099. This will kick ass for you. And you can carry it in your backpack.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
maxavid@cfl.rr.com


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Darrell Overton
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 8:55:10 pm

ok thanks Bob, I will check out the mac mini. are refurbished laptops from the apple store any good?


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Craig Seeman
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:36:29 pm

Generally Sandy Bridge Quad i7 (2011 15" MBP) forward would be OK as they also have independent GPUs.



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Dave Gage
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 9, 2013 at 6:33:41 pm

[Darrell Overton] "are refurbished laptops from the apple store any good?"

Yes, I've bought my last two from there and hopefully will pickup another 17" i7 this year before they are completely gone for good from the Apple Refurb Store. As Craig said, you do want the Quad i7. Mine has been great with FCPX. Also, you can get 16GB of RAM fairly inexpensively at MacSales.com. Max out the RAM if you can.

Dave


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Craig Seeman
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:40:53 pm

[Darrell Overton] "is it possible to run fcpx without any lag on macbook air"

Lag? It depends what you mean by lag. You can certainly edit ProRes files without issue. H.264 to some extent but that will stress an Air depending on what you're doing.
Rendering many effects and some titles not great on Air (very slow) given the lack of independent GPU.
I know a number of people who take MBA out into the field for simple editing though.

That's why it depends on what you do. As Bob notes, a MaMini can work too but it can be slowed in some cases given the lack of independent GPU.



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Michael Hendrix
Re: 1st mbp purchase, 4 video editing
on Aug 9, 2013 at 5:49:07 pm

Darrell = target audience for FCPX....


Sorry couldn't resist :)

Also... does Apple Care cover skateboarding accidents?



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