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Old December 30th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #1
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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?

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Old December 31st, 2006, 05:29 AM   #2
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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.

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