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leo zuck
6K RED RAW on New 15' Macbook Pros
on May 23, 2015 at 9:32:28 pm

Hi Guys,

Looking for some guidance on the new 15" MacBook Pros. I need a laptop to use in the field for dumping footage, watching dailies in RED CINE-X + Premiere CC and a machine that will be able to handle some editing when I'm away from my iMac.

I've heard a lot of conflicting things regarding the need for a dedicated graphics card. I'm not too concerned about export times, as that can be handled on my iMac. My main priority is being able to have smooth playback and a generally quick machine when editing in Premiere at 1/4 resolution. I work primarly with 4k - 6k RED RAW footage.

Will the base 15" model Macbook Pro be enough with its integrated graphics card, or is having the dedicated AMD R9 m370x chip in the high-end model a must?

Any insight is highly appreciated!



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