What do I need for Video Editing

I need to buy a macbook pro for college next year and I will be editing video. I've been looking at the retina display macs more because I like the flash hard-drive. I already have a 2TB external hard-drive so that will cover all movie and music needs.
My question is though will 128GB of flash storage be enough to hold all my programs, Final Cut Pro 7 or 10, Apple Motion, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, maybe even Logic pro. Last time I checked I couldn't find a way to save these programs to the removable hard-drive. Also, would it be better worth my money upgrade from the i5 processor to the i7 processor?

1 Answer from the Community

  • Hello!
    I think for video editing, you should go for the 15inch Macbook Pro 2014 version.
    SSD-The new 2014 15inch model features PCIe based SSD, not the one with SATA based SSD, generally, the PCIe SSD can reach around 700MB/S read/write speed compare to around 400MB/S SATA SSD, this will help you to load and export video much faster
    RAM-Go for the 16GB because the RAM on the pro is not removable, more RAM will help your project to load faster.
    Screen-The 15 inch model has more screen resolution than the 13 inch pro, go for it the screen will help you see thins better for your photos and videos.
    i7- this is very tricky, however, if you go for 15 inch pro then it comes with i7, if you have a fast SSD, enough RAM and a beautiful screen, a dual core i5 is not really gonna lag you.
    Hope this help!
    I currently have the 15inch model and it makes me video editing so much faster

    • Answered by Xiaotong L from Washington
    • Dec 11, 2014