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Is the Razer Blade Stealth good for Video editing?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Bleachkon, Feb 29, 2016.

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  1. Bleachkon

    Bleachkon New Member

    Would the Razer Blade stealth be good for video editing? And does the Core (when ever it comes out) make a difference to performance when editing? Also is it efficient to own a 4K model for editing or the other one (color wise)?
    Should I get an entirely new laptop for this???

    I really want it to be super light and powerful enough for me to edit a lot videos. especially on the go.

    I would be using:
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    Final Cut
    Hit Film (Contains 3D modeling / Editing )
  2. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    Video editing is a lot like gaming as it uses a lot of resources. I am more into editing than gaming and that is why I am waiting for the updated 14" laptop. The blade stealth should be fine for editing 1080p, but remember it is a dual core low power CPU and no dGPU. Yes, the applications with GPU acceleration would run faster on the Core, but you are still going to be limited by the CPU. That is the theory. I would like to hear from someone who has the Stealth though.
  3. Bleachkon

    Bleachkon New Member

    Thank you for replying.
    Should I wait for the new 2016 Razer Blade that would be coming out in about 2 months that everyone is talking about?
  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Generally you also want a nice GPU in your machine when it comes to video editing, especially because it will help with rendering. The Stealth doesn't have a dicrete GPU inside, so you will have to purchase the core and a nice Nvidia card for it. The CPU and RAM may also be a concern. I think you should definitely at least wait to see the Blade 2016's specs before making a decision.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
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  5. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    My friends who do lot of video editing uses MacBook Pro and MSI GS60. One got Acer V15 Nitro Black and didn't really liked it and later on switched to MacBook Pro.
    Blade is a good choice but so are these.
  6. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    Right now I am using a 2008 MacBook Pro for video editing. It has no issue with 1080@30. Now days, I tend to record 1080@60+ and 4k. I have not found a laptop that can edit 4k@30 yet. I tried with my friends 2015 MacBook Pro and it still stuttered. On a modern desktop, editing 4k is amazing. It also comes down to the tools that you use. For personal movies, I use to use iMovie and Final Cut. Both work. I then started playing with Adobe Premiere and wow the world opened up. With the professional level editors like Premiere and Final Cut, you will need to invest time into learning how they work. Take a class or schedule some serious time learning from online videos.

    With all that said, what editor do I tend to use to make quick home movies? The GoPro Studio has turned into by goto. I just find it easy to use. Now all that I need is a 2016 Blade so I can edit 4k on the road.
  7. shadygunz

    shadygunz Member

    for 1080p editing it should be reasonable, but expect nothing spectacular because windows is quite the resource hogger when it comes to editing, I would personally go with a mac for editing, the lighter and optimized OS makes editing faster and smoother.
    But if I'm not mistaken is final cut mac software only, forcing you to move to something else if you go windows.
  8. yourboyjonny_no_id

    yourboyjonny_no_id New Member

    I checked out Dave Lee's review here on the Razer Blade Stealth and asked him about 4K video editing on it. He replied in a few minutes. Check the image for details.

    So thoughts on the Razer Blade Stealth for video editing?

    My suggestion would be to just get a MacBook Pro 13" or MacBook 12" with Final Cut Pro X. And if you want Windows 10, dual boot the Mac or put Windows on an external SSD.

    Best bet, wait and see what Apple releases at their Mac event in June and see if it has Thunderbolt 3 and Razer Core compatibilities.

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  9. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    What kind of answer do you want? Yes, it is possible. No, there are more powerful machines out there.
  10. Ryhart

    Ryhart Active Member

    I probably would get a stronger computer for such video editing
  11. Shirleja

    Shirleja Member

    The way I see it is:

    Stealth: about passable for 1080p editing, no go for 4k.

    New Blade: good for 1080p, passable for 4k.

    Desktop: smokes any laptop.

    All three are compromises in portability and factors such as that. The best editing experience is on a desktop and the further you go away from that the weaker the ability to edit. Stealth would be OK for 1080p YouTube type videos, but anything more professional and it wouldn't be my first choice.
  12. Tiny_Dinosaur

    Tiny_Dinosaur Member

    My guess is no. Stealth is a ultrabook and they are pretty much not designed for doing any hard lifting.
  13. shadygunz

    shadygunz Member

    with content creation, yes get a macbook over this, it costs just as much, but the battery is better and the software runs as it has to.
    Hopefully razer can nail the spot sometime when it comes to content creation.
  14. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    I ran Premiere Pro CC on my RBS UHD and works not bad when I edited several 1080p@30 to 60fps videos. of course it was slow but if you're not a professional, it will be okay.

    The real problem is 4K video. couldn't edit even 1 or 2 minutes long video. I think I should have a core and GTX class graphics card.
  15. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    Man, it is likely to be a RAM problem, not GPU.
  16. Shirleja

    Shirleja Member

    For 4k it would definitely be more down to the lack of GPU than 8gb of RAM. While more RAM would no doubt help the process, if the laptop had a bump to 16gb it would still be garbage at 4k rendering.

    Stealth as is can handle 1080p, but no chance with 4k.
    Stealth with core can breeze 1080p, and handle 4k decently, but no more than that.

    For a nice experience editing on a laptop the New Blade takes the cake, add the core and it's an editing rig that can hang with some low-end desktops which is stupid power in that form factor.
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  17. MrKillaLol97

    MrKillaLol97 Member

    I think Razer notebooks are really good for gaming and have nice performances, however they are not the top for video editing, in which you need higher performances
  18. Shirleja

    Shirleja Member

    That's a really generic answer, Razer laptops are very viable options for video editing. As far as portable laptops go they're arguably the most powerfully balanced machines available so I don't understand your idea for needing "higher performances".

    Out of curiosity what would you suggest as an alternative to a Razer machine of equivalent portability?
  19. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    I am buying both the Blade and Stealth laptops. My wife will use the Stealth mostly as an ultrabook, and I am going to use the Blade mainly for video editing. As for the Stealth, I am sure that 1080@30 is not an issue. My laptop from 2008 can do that. Once I get the Blade, I will let you know how 4k@30, and 1080@120 goes. I have found that gaming computers are great for video editing as they are so powerful. That is the main reason why I moved away from the Macs. I love the Mac, but without the GPU, they are slower than the PCs.
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  20. MrKillaLol97

    MrKillaLol97 Member

    I'm sorry I have been misurestood. I wanted to say that for a notebook it is probably one of the best, together with MSI, Apple and Asus top notebooks, however if you do not need to move your computer, the best solution will always be a desktop computer.
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