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New macpro 2019 16 Jul 2019 15:32 #100454

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Hi, I am thionking of buying a new mac and would like to know if the one i want ( basic one) is good enough to rune FCP
here are the specs

1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
128GB Storage
Touch Bar and Touch ID
1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
128GB SSD storage1
Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

Please could someone let me know asap?
Many thanks
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New macpro 2019 17 Jul 2019 04:07 #100458

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Do not get less than 16GB RAM for video editing. 8 will frustrate you to death.
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New macpro 2019 17 Jul 2019 13:28 #100463

Welcome to fop.co, Richard :)

I'm not shy to repeat: editing my home&school stuff on an antique 2012MacMini + handful of SSDs (int and usb3 ext) - easy.

Larry Jordan recommends in one of his latest articles 16-32 GB RAM … but not more. And, to drench the final bit of speed, an i7 processor.

Depends very much of your source materials format, 1080AVCHD? 4kproResRaw? Complexity of projects, 3min FaceBook? 120min Hollywood? Consider to use proxies …

Don't forget to add tons of media-storage 'drives', handy TB-connected SSDs, or huge Raids. Finally: backups?

Check the nearest AppleStore, wether a 15" laptop screen is big enough for your needs … (or add a monitor to your shopping list)
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New macpro 2019 17 Jul 2019 19:22 #100468

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I'd say, from personal experience, the adequacy of a 15" screen is more often determined by the age of the editor. HA! I could no way use one (eyes not what they used to be in my late 50's), so I have mine at work plugged into a 27" Apple display. And yes, i7 will squeeze a little bit more power out. And with a laptop (never the most powerful machines around) you want every drop of power you can squeeze out of it.

Similar to Karsten, I often use a late 2013 rMBP 15" at work. Runs just fine, plugged into an awesome RIAD. mO2 can get slow at times, but not too slow to edit efficiently with. Although the iMac Pro at home smokes it, the point is old Macs still have tons of life left in them. So beef it up at the time of purchase, get a very long life span out of it. "Mo money fo yo money!" (anyone remember that?)
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