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MacBook Pro - Will macbook pro 2.2GHz handle HD video editing with FCP?

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hey guys,

Can anyone tell me if a 2.2Ghz macbook pro handles HD video editing with final cut pro? thanks,

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Mac Specs: 13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz; 4GB RAM; GeForce 9400M

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For video editing, I found the factors for performance was graphics card and RAM. 4GB or more should be more than adequate. Graphics card should be dedicated (Geforce 8600, 9600, etc.) but I have read the 9400M handles FCP well. Also, hard drive space will be vital, especially with HD content. A small project can go well into the 100GB.

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