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How are real Macbook Pro's in video editing?

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My Hackintosh desktop build (check my signature below) has been running wonderfully great for our video editing... especially in macOS Mojave, where the AMD card is utilized 100% during playback and export in Adobe Premiere Pro.

We have a YouTube channel, I do computer tutorials, and my hubby does the drone / GoPro travel videos, so we share our dual-boot PC.

Now that the workload is getting a bit more though, it would be nice if he could have this PC in his office, so while he's exporting, he can do his other work done.

Our Windows laptops are totally underpowered for video editing, so I was wondering if you have any experience video editing on a Macbook Pro.

I am thinking of giving my husband the PC, and I get me a used 2015 Macbook Pro i7 (can't afford the new models). My technology tutorials / reviews / unboxing aren't as resource-demanding as a 4K drone footage, but I do need something that doesn't crash on me (or takes 2 days to export, like my i5 laptop).

Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.
 
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Create proxies with drone footage or transcode the footage to an editable format, h.264 isn't made for editing and it can put a lot of strain on the system. You can either create proxies on ingest of the media or select the clips in the bin, right click and select create proxies. It will open media encoder and create the lower re proxies, helping your system.

Make sure that you use the toggle proxies tab to enable or disable, as per the screen shot.
 

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Motherboard
AsusPro B9440UA-Clover
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i5-7200U
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HD 620, 1920 x 1080
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Mac mini
Mobile Phone
iOS
Create proxies with drone footage or transcode the footage to an editable format, h.264 isn't made for editing and it can put a lot of strain on the system. You can either create proxies on ingest of the media or select the clips in the bin, right click and select create proxies. It will open media encoder and create the lower re proxies, helping your system.

Make sure that you use the toggle proxies tab to enable or disable, as per the screen shot.
Thank you. I was already aware of using proxies. I will try on the laptop again, but I might end up upgrading to something better, as I am sure even proxies might take ages to encode.

My question is to what should I upgrade? A Macbook Pro or perhaps a Dell XPS? Windows machines are almost half the price of a Macbook Pro for the same specs, but I've noticed from my dual-boot Hackintosh that Premiere Pro seems to run smoother on the macOS than in Windows.
 
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