4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2008 6:20 PM by Kin Hui
Jetbooya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Do I need to get the macbook pro for video editing? I want to take video off my camcorder and make home videos look good on a 52" lcd tv. Do I need this macbook pro, or is the macbook good enough.

What does the video card give you? Is it just for gaming? or for video editing also???

Thanks

Oh crap a dell :(, Windows XP, Can I justify 1500 bucks for a macbook???? Help!
  • 1. Re: macbook pro and video editing
    enamic5 Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)
    For normal Video Editing the MacBook will be just fine. It even comes with iMovie, and you can also install Final Cut Express, which is brilliant for editing, and gives you a lot more options than iMovie does.

    If you want to go further and also use Motion or After Effects to add 2D and 3D animations, and effects, you will need an actual Graphics Card, rather than the integrated card that the MacBook and Mac Mini have.

    hope that helps,

    Stefan.
  • 2. Re: macbook pro and video editing
    san juan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    do i need to buy the video card for MBP if i want to edit video? or it already has it?
    am interested in buying a MacBookPro good for video editing...
  • 3. Re: macbook pro and video editing
    Kin Hui Level 3 Level 3 (595 points)
    booyaJP wrote:
    Do I need to get the macbook pro for video editing? I want to take video off my camcorder and make home videos look good on a 52" lcd tv. Do I need this macbook pro, or is the macbook good enough.

    What does the video card give you? Is it just for gaming? or for video editing also???

    Thanks


    The MBP makes for a very fine video editing machine. Of course, a Mac Pro is the best for performance in video work, IMHO.

    The video card enables you to work on a larger monitor if you wish and doesn't play a huge role in video processing.

    A found http://www.barefeats.com to be a very good site for comparing performance differences between the MacBook and the MacBook Pros.

    HTH.
  • 4. Re: macbook pro and video editing
    Kin Hui Level 3 Level 3 (595 points)
    san juan wrote:
    do i need to buy the video card for MBP if i want to edit video? or it already has it?
    am interested in buying a MacBookPro good for video editing...


    Unfortunately, you can't upgrade the video card on your own. The only options are to buy a MacBook Pro with 128MB or 256MB video ram - no DIY upgrades.

    Good luck.