FCP on 13-inch Macbook?

Posted by r.daniel 
FCP on 13-inch Macbook?
December 31, 2008 06:46PM
I'm considering buying the new 13-inch Macbook & noticed it has no firewire ports, just USB. I would install FCP on it, to use in field for revisions only, no big projects.

Does anyone use FCP on this Macbook, and so how do you get around the lack of firewire ports?


- Daniel
Re: FCP on 13-inch Macbook?
December 31, 2008 06:53PM
I don't prefer it, but I've used Final Cut from time to time on my personal laptop, a two-year-old MacBook. It works fine for HD and SD material, as long as there's enough disk bandwidth available. That's certainly going to be your bottleneck if you buy a new MacBook, as there's no option for Firewire or ESATA or anything.

The price difference is significant, obviously, but to me it seems like the MacBook Pro is really the only viable option if you want real-time performance out of a notebook.

Re: FCP on 13-inch Macbook?
January 03, 2009 02:15PM
It's gonna drive you crazy. 15" is a minimum.

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