Rough video comparing the export times of my Mac Pro versus my MacBook Air using Final Cut Pro X. This isn’t even close to scientific test, I really was just doing for my own benefit and thought you guys would enjoy it.

25 thoughts on “MacBook Air vs Mac Pro FCP Export

  1. MattsMacintosh says:

    @beepsbobby1 By “full feature” do you mean a 2 hour HD movie? I wouldn’t recommend using the Air for something like that. The RAM and SSD storage limitations would really hurt you. It probably could be done, but it would be a frustrating editing process.

  2. squidink17 says:

    To everyone wondering. The most recent music video on my youtube was created solely using the macbook air. Not just the normal cutting and placing. But everything from organizing to coloring.

    This machine is incredibly strong and surpasses what a lot of people are thinking that it can do.

  3. bigdima3 says:

    @MattsMacintosh I think the new MB Air was fast due to the HD3000. Obviously the HD3000 doesn’t have enough horse power to play latest games, but for encoding/decoding video it performs relatively better, even when compared to $500.00 cards.

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