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Steven J. Gilbert
New MacBook Pro 15" Glossy
on Dec 1, 2008 at 2:22:05 pm

I am still doing research and always want to be confortable with the decisions I make. I am considering the new MacBook Pro 15" for editing, but am disappointed with the glossy display and one firewire connection. The problem is I edit for other client that give me their footage on DVCAM/DV. If I get a G-Tech external HD I guess I have to capture to the system drive first and transfer to the external drive before editing. If I purchased a 17" MacBook it has a matte screen and 2 firewire inputs. I am also considering a 23" LCD display while they last and not the Glossyt 24" LED. The 23" are matte as well. Should I consider any other solutions, because the SDHC can go into the Express Card adaptor, but the other formats may be of concern? Thanks.

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Noah Kadner
Re: New MacBook Pro 15" Glossy
on Dec 1, 2008 at 6:01:11 pm

I'd go with the 17" and the 23" display and get 'em soon before they disappear. Or even get a refurb 15" matte screen with the right number of ports. As a longtime 15" MacBook Pro FCP editor I gotta say I hate the glossy screen and don't know what they were thinking by eliminating the FW400 port- as it's incredibly useful.


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