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January 15, 2012 at 1:02 AM #48341AnonymousInactive
I am broadcast trained and have done a few short documentaries, 1 short narrative, a lot of newspieces, and some cheeky cheesy stuff. I however, am a novice when it comes to equipment. All this time, I’ve been spoilt by being provided top of the line studio equipment -Mac Pro that runs both Final Cut Suite and Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection. Rad stuff.
Lately however, I’ve been been shopping around for something to do editing on my own. Being on a budget, it will most likely be used. While a suitably configured Mac Pro is perhaps most ideal in terms of power and expandability, I could be relocating or doing some travelling soon on the other side of the globe. Portability might be desired.
So that said, I just found this macbook Pro locally:
15″ Macbook Pro Unibody
2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
8 GB DDR3 RAM
750 GB Hard Drive
Running Mac OSX 10.7.2 (Lion)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M? 256MB? PCI
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M? PCIe
Late 2008 Model
I asked the seller whether he has had problems editing HD video on the thing, and he says his video experience isn’t extensive. Mostly, he just used it for Photoshop and other photo related stuff. He’s played with the Final Cut Pro X and it seems to work ok.
The Question then is this:
Will this thing run extensive, effects heavy, HD video projects through Premiere and After Effects fine? Perhaps AVCHD and maybe even MP4. Will it be able to compress not so edit friendly formats without setting fire to itself? 🙂 (Master collection has what is equal to compressor in media encoder, right?)
Anyway, that is all for now. I thank you all for your time
January 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM #198686AnonymousInactive
I may have answered my own question by stumbling upon this:
As I said, I’m really a novice when it comes to equipment. A user more than a smart shopper.
January 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM #198687CharlesParticipant
The short answer is no and it will also take forever to render. Sorry to burst your bubble but it would be a lie if I said you would love it.
January 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM #198688AnonymousInactive
Thanks Charles! Good thing something came up the night I was to check the thing out – kept me from making impulse buys.
What about the article then? Anyone agree/refute the claims on the one I linked above?
Click here instead of having to scroll up.
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