Video/Photo Editing

Does anyone edit videos on a MacBook Pro? I'm thinking about getting the 15" Macbook Pro with a 2.4GHz i7 Processor and 8GB of RAM. I would be editing 1080p video shot on a Nikon d7000, and also using Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 4, and Dreamweaver. I would definitely install Windows 7 on it, as all of my software is on Windows, and I already have a copy of it. Would this laptop be enough for me to at least view the videos smoothly, and run a program like Corel VideoStudio pretty well? I would invest in a desktop, but as I'm in college and always moving around, I can't really get one because of its lack of portability. I currently have a PC with 6GB RAM and a 1.6GHz i7 Processor, I would think I would notice a significant difference.

1 Answer from the Community

  • Here's the deal. The GPU is a very essential part of high resolution video and photo editting. The GeForce in modern MacBook Pro's will do well for this, but if you want to go heavy, an iMac would be better suited. The processor is deifinitely a huge step up, which matters a lot. 6 to 8 gigs is also a big differance if working with bigger files or many apps. A lot of great editting software exists for the Mac. I'm running an old 2011 MBP with a 2.0GHz i7 sandy bridge, came with 4 gigs of RAM but upgraded to 8 this week. The processor works great, and for the most part the RAM was enough at 4, but the 8 does help a lot. the GPU is my biggest downside for hardcore video editting, but it still works awesomly.

    • Answered by Casper S
    • Aug 11, 2013