New Macbook at

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 30th, 2015, 10:57 AM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 350
New Macbook

I am looking to get a new Macbook Pro here soon to do some video editing on. I knew itís probably too small to edit on itself, but I plan on hooking it up to two monitors when I actually need to do some serious editing.

My question is, how high end do I need to go? I know I want 16gb of RAM, but I donít tons about the new processors.

My plan was to get one from apple under the refurbished products. Anyone have any suggestions on what to get?
Brock Burwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2015, 03:20 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,289
Re: New Macbook

The best 15" Retina with the 2GB graphics card, the i7 Quad-Core, and the 16GB of RAM:
Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer MGXC2LL/A B&H

Not available from Apple refurbished at this time, but I bet you could find one at a good price. The machine can hold it's own as an editing machine. The quad core makes a huge difference from the 13" dual.
Nate Haustein PXW-FS5 / FCPX
Nate Haustein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,990
Re: New Macbook

I have a 2013 15" MacBook Pro that I bought with all the specs maxed out, and it has been a very capable workstation for me. In fact, right this moment, I'm typing this message on it while also rendering 6K Dragon footage to 1080 ProRes 422, and it's moving along quite nicely.
Gary Huff is offline   Reply

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

(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

(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 > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:30 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2019 The Digital Video Information Network