Kaitlyn Pintarich

MacBook Pro Question (for video editing)

We’re going to be hiring a videographer full-time and I want to order a Macbook Pro today for them. I was wondering what is more important to buy, memory or SSD storage?
 
 I can get a 13” Macbook Pro with 16GB memory and choose 512GB, 1TB or 2TB storage. OR I can get a 16” Macbook Pro with up to 64GB memory and the same storage (or higher).
 
Any recommendations? THANK YOU!
 

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Larry Kagan
We use Seagate external hard drives 8TB - between $150-$200 each. Use additional drives with time machine to backup.
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Alex Winter
Hi Kaitlyn Pintarich ! Nice to meet you. I would highly recommend investing in memory vs. internal storage for your editing laptop. The memory and the graphics card are the 2 most important pieces when it comes to editing video. I would choose the highest level of memory and the highest graphics card you can, given your budget. Storage can be purchased, usually, for much cheaper in the aftermarket. We usually buy External SSD Drives for storage separately. I personally love the Samsung SSDs. Today is a great day to make a purchase too. There are some really great deals right now. If you have any other questions please let me know. Happy to help!
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Kaitlyn Pintarich
Thank you!
Lindsey Schmidt
I'd recommend for editing, always using a bigger screen so you can see everything better. As far as storage goes, the bigger the better. You should also consider getting an external hard drive or solid-state drive for the videographer to use as the primary place to save and hold projects. This will account also for storing clips so the computer itself won't get slowed down with everything going on while someone is using it to edit. 
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Kaitlyn Pintarich
Thanks!

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