7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2011 4:21 PM by amsmatt
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I should post a screencap video of the incredibly laggy performance I'm seeing. My wife's 13" MBP with integrated graphics, running iMovie, had better performance cutting a simple SD AVCHD video than I did on my new i7 MBP with discreet graphics. Yes, I know FCPX is a RAM hog, but 4 GB should be enough for simple editing. FCP 7 performs much, much better. On FCP X I'm getting spinning beachballs of death all the time.

I want to be able to cut all the latest codecs natively. I don't want everything transcoded. And if transcoding is necessary, at least have decent preformance. My sytem is a laptop, but it is top of the line. Doesn't the word "pro" mean anything anymore at Apple. It would seem the answer is no.

I have been a loyal Mac user for a decade, but this is the straw that broke the camels back for me. Apple is extremely overextended, and it shows. For the first time I am seriously thinking about my other options.