Will this computer be enough?

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    • #52424
      Avatarpaolog
      Member

      Hi,

       

      i am in the process of buying a new computer. I have an old macbook pro and it's time to upgrade. Since i started recently to do some videos, i have a couple of questions regarding a potential new computer.

       

      First of all, are these specs enough for video editing and reproducing?

       

      Macbook pro 15"

       

      Cpu:  2,6GHz

      • Intel Core i7 quad-core at 2,6GHz
      • Turbo Boost up to 3,6GHz
      • 8GB Ram memory at 1600MHz
      • Hard drive 750GB a 7200 rpm
      • Intel HD Graphics 4000
      • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M con 1GB di memoria GDDR5

      What type of storage is better? solid state or traditional?

       

      Do i have to store and edit videos only on external hard drives?

       

      Any suggestion is appreciated. Please consider that i hate Pcs, so i don't even consider one.. πŸ™‚

       

      Also, i need a portable solution, so a desktop one, although more powerful for the same price, won't be useful.

       

      Thanks in advance

       

      PaoloG

       

       

    • #205247
      Avatartheonecanoe
      Participant

      Yes, that setup will be more than powerfull enoiugh  for editing HD video.  As for storage I`d look at any name brand external Disk drive, preferably with a USB 3.0 interface, assuming a Macbook uses USB 3.0 (I`m not a Mac user) At this point traditional hard drives are still way cheaper per GB than solid state.

       

         -Wayne-

    • #205250
      Avatargldnears
      Member

      " First of all, are these specs enough for video editing and reproducing? "

       

      Always consult the recommended minimum specs from your NLE.

       

      And don't ask me anything about a Mac. I hate Macs.

       

      Rick Crampton

    • #205262
      Avatarjroush
      Participant

      I would suggest a ssd for booting and maybe a project here and there, but also get a traditional external hard drive for storage, or if you got some cash get a big ssd thunderbolt compatible. Other than that great.

    • #205267
      Avatarpaolog
      Member

      wow

       

      thanks guys. I was thinking the same. As internal drive SSD and and USB 3.0 or thunderbolt external Drive

       

      Thanks

       

      PaoloG

    • #205285
      AvatarCharles
      Participant

      Paolo, when thinking of external hard drive get the biggest one you can get and get two of them. HD takes up a lot of room. Keep all of your program files on the interan SSD drive and all working video files on the exteranal drives. Be sure you have an USB splitter so you can save all work to both exteranals at the same time.

    • #205292
      Avatarscottgravatt
      Member

      Making changes to help your computer efficiently process streaming video and cut down on buffering time will provide a faster and more reliable manner to view streaming video content.

       

    • #205402
      Avatarmarcofree
      Participant

      Any computer with NVIDIA GeForce graphics is going to provide you with more than adequate graphic card capabilities and the GB of RAM is good for running the editing software.  Your computer rig should be more than fine for the job of editing. 

       

      welcome

    • #205416
      Avatarownview
      Member

      Hi guys!
      I am hesitating betwen the lenovo y500 and the mac book pro
      The macbook got only.the basic 4000 vga but the lenovo vot 650sli
      So if i thinking in this way i gonna take the lenovo,but i am not sure. The macbookis much more built for working or maybe this is a silly thing in my head about the brand.
      So pleaese if u have any opinion write it.
      I like go use the.machine for avid after pshop illustrator.

    • #205403
      Avatarpaolog
      Member

      [quote=scottgravatt]

      Making changes to help your computer efficiently process streaming video and cut down on buffering time will provide a faster and more reliable manner to view streaming video content.

       

      [/quote]

       

      Hi Scotfgravat,

       

      could you explain better your point….? i didn't quite get it…. πŸ™‚

       

      Thanks

       

      PaoloG

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