MacBook Pro: Specs for HD work at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 30th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 319
MacBook Pro: Specs for HD work

I prefer laptop over desktop, but I want a solid work station...

First, is a laptop even gonna be able to deliver ease of workflow?

If I bought a MacBook 15" 2.33 ghz, what video card, etc options should I get for productive HDV workflow using FCP 5.1?

Would Motion run on that laptop?

Any info, opinions, tips would be appreciated.

And also, I now have a G4 1.25 ghz Powerbook. Should I be able to capture and edit using FCP 5.0.4? Would a card providing another FW buss be a necessity?

thanks,
elmer
Elmer Lang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2006, 04:29 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Espa - Norway
Posts: 151
The MacBookPro can run FCS just fine. You'll need an external HD for media, though.

HDV seems to be a PITA and most seem to use either the Intermediate Codec or DVCPRO HD for editing. There are quite a few logical reasons for this. (Do a search).

Does your G4 have FW400 & 800?

In that case, you should be fine.

Gunleik
__________________
Red? Sure!
Gunleik Groven is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Adorama
(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

VideoGuys
(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network