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Does Final Cut Pro X run on 13" MacBookPro7,1? Yes or No!

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Jul 11, 2011 12:58 AM

I would appreciate the clear answer, that I could not find on the Web, up to now. The graphic chip of this MacBook is not within the compatibility list published by Apple. Is this a sufficiently clear "NO" to my question?

  • hafken Calculating status...

    According to Apple, the 13" Macbook Pro (7,1) uses the Nvidia GeForce 320M with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory. This knowledge base article:

    lists this video card as supporting OpenCL (the required feature for FCPX).


    So the way I see it, there is clear evidence published by apple that your computer CAN run FCPX.

  • Nameless68 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    My Macbook say its an MacBookPro5,5 it has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and it can run FCPX with no problems yet. The small screen makes for a little less room for working and may not be as responsive as new machine, but I made a couple of tests projects and it worked fine for me.

  • hafken Level 4 Level 4 (1,225 points)

    Carolus wrote:


    But, on the other hand: Isn't the 13" screen too small for the GUI of FCP-X? Today I visited an FCP-X-presentation at Stuttgart (Germany), and I cannot imagine that number of GUI-Elements pressed onto a 13"-screen . . .


    Well, I'd tend to agree. I wouldn't use it as your main computer, but it could be suitable as something to do light editing on while away from your main setup. In some ways it is worse than with FCP7, since you can't close windows you aren't using, and the amount you can minimize them is limited.


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