Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 9:44 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Thanks again AppleMan (you answered another iMovie related question a few months ago, I think).
For complete peace of mind though I am curious why iMovie on iMac doesn't warn.
Also, I assume regular MBP works just as well for editing movies (aside from taking much longer to export movies or copy files)? I mean, it is the CPU and GPU that matter not HHD vs SSD, right?
Regading resolution, just because you only see 1440x900 doesn't have an effect on the actual 1920x1080 movie you export, is that right?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to unixnerd09)
The resolution that you export is independent of the resolution of your screen.
One advantage of the retina MBP is that it can fit full 1920x1080 resolution in about a quarter of the screen in iMovie as you edit your project.
If you have tried it in an Apple Store, you should be able to see the performance.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:01 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Thanks for confirming. Now I have all the facts to make a decision (as editing HD movies is the only reason why I need a new computer).
Yes, I like the MBPRD's fast SSD and high screen resolution, but I do not like the fact that I cannot repair it myself (I repaired my curent 6yr old MBP twice). But maybe it is worth the risk...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to unixnerd09)
Keep in mind that you will probably want external disk drives to do video, expsecially if you have the Solid State drive model. You can use Thunderbolt drives, Firewire through Thunderbolt, or USB3 drives.