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  • Wed, Nov 19 2014 9:06 PM

    • Watchmen
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    New Macbook Pro for MC..

    Hi you all!

    I am buying a new macbook pro to edit on location (I am using media composer and the adobe suite)
    Now I need help choosing between 2 options, because there is someting I don't understand.
    Should I get the:

    3,0-GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost tot 3,5 GHz


    2,2-GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost tot 3,4 GHz

    I have not enough knowledge to make a wise decision.
    The most important question that I can't wrap my head around is:
    One has ofcourse a quad-core processor but a much slower clockspeed, and the other one has a dual-core but a much higher clockspeed. Which is better in what situation? I will be using the Macbook for editing purposes / rendering / consolidating / transcoding etc.

    The quad core has a 15 inch screen and the dual core has a 13 inch screen.
    My budget is limited to around 2000$

    Any help would be greatly appreiciated!
    Thanks in advance,


  • Thu, Nov 20 2014 1:43 AM In reply to

    Re: New Macbook Pro for MC..

    Quad core would be the minimum I would go with any laptop or desktop computer.

    More cores are better if the application and/or plugin utilizes those cores. Most content creation application do, including Avid.


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  • Fri, Nov 21 2014 3:30 AM In reply to

    • SitaKat
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    Re: New Macbook Pro for MC..

    Does MC use a Retina's full resolution when you present video "full screen?" I think it doesn't.

  • Fri, Nov 21 2014 2:47 PM In reply to

    • cccu tech
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    Re: New Macbook Pro for MC..


    I think it doesn't.

    It will.  Full screen playback is what it says it is so yes, it will "use" the full resolution.  You can full screen anything in any application and it will be blown up in size, or shrunk down, to use the full resolution of the display.  Whether it looks good, or even OK, is another matter though.

    Avid 5.5.3 Snow Leopard 10.6.8 2007 2x 2.8Ghx Quad Mac Pro 4GB Ram [view my complete system specs]
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