Should I downgrade to a laptop or keep the 8-core?
March 2, 2009 5:55 PM Subscribe
Can I edit in HD on the latest Macbook Pro without losing my mind?
posted by phaedon to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Strapped for cash, I decided to put my 8-core macpro up for sale. The idea was to use part of the money to buy a middle-of-the-road macbook pro and save the rest. I still need a computer and value the added mobility, but don't really need all that processing power.
So right when I find a buyer for my macpro system at a really good price, somebody offers me an editing gig.
Here's my question: do I have wildly optimistic expectations of what can be done on a laptop? Can I edit HD without going absolutely nuts? I am a relatively impatient person, and I have to say, part of me is embarassed at the thought of having a producer come over and find me working off a laptop.
If I decide to use all the proceeds from selling the macpro and get the top-of-the-line macbook pro, am I going to have an editing system that I can be reasonably happy with? Or should I back away from my decision to sell my 8core?
I work on Final Cut Studio 2.