Thank you all for your advice! I'm glad to hear that it is do-able, although maybe not the most efficient way to go. As I was exploring options, I came across the Dell XPS 15 laptop, which seems like it covers a lot what was mentioned here, and may be a more cost-effective option in the long run. I was curious if you all saw any issues with it that I should take into consideration before purchasing. Here are the specs: Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i3-6100H Processor (Dual Core, 2.7 GHz, 3M Cache, 35W) 1TB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive 500 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) 8GB (1x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory Non ECC 15.6inch FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Thanks again, everything you guys have said has been really helpful!
Hello! I am new to the world of UAS cinematography, and am having a lot of trouble getting videos to play on my computer. There is a lot of different info out there, so I was just hoping to get some advice on what I can do with my current computer to improve its processing power, and what I should be looking to purchase in the future. At the moment, I am working on a 2011 MacBook Pro with a 2.3GHz Processor, and 8GB RAM. I understand that this set-up will not support 4K, but is there anything I can add-on that may improve my viewing and editing capabilities? Next question: What do you all suggest as I move forward and begin to build a more powerful system? What are some must haves for working with 4K? I am embarrassed to say that I get lost in all of the computer jargon, so please dumb it down for me. Thank you!