Ive been completing a FCP7 project on an old Macbook Pro because it's the only machine I have that will run Final Cut Studio.
The film is a 27 minute documentary shot on a mix of DSLR, HDV and DV and the computer handles it well as you would imagine.
Exporting a full Rez copy takes a few minutes, but recompressing that in QuickTime to a web friendly H264 version takes an age. Any guesses how long? Yes, you at the back, Jonathan Sanderson? 4 hours you say? You're absolutely correct.
Now that's fine. I just let the export run overnight or while I'm doing something else. But today I decided to see how long the same export would take on my new Retina Macbook.
Any thoughts on how long the same export takes?
We're not talking a 3 minute web movie here. It's a 27 minute long film. I was thinking anything around the hour mark would be pretty good. 30 or 40 minutes would be ideal.
If it helps it's the top spec 15inch fully erect model.