I made the jump from FCP7 to the Creative Suite for obvious reasons and I am in general happy with my transition except for the fact that while working with Premiere and After Effects together with RED 4K footage, my computer begins to slow down and heat up significantly. It is so bad that I don't feel I am wokring efficiently.
Here are the specs for my 2011 MacBookPro
processor 2.3 GHz i7
memory 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
I am more than willing to buy a new computer that can keep up with my editing demands (if that is the issue) but I want to make sure that I make the right purchase as I hear all kinds of different opinions on this matter:
"Buy a PC."
"Your graphics card is all that matters"
Any help would be greatly appreciated.