Editing with Final Cut Pro on a laptop has a distinct advantage during a power outage. The laptop’s battery kicks in and nothing is compromised. Unless, of course, you’re using an external hard drive.
I was capturing footage the other day and pondered the thought of a battery backup system, not for my MBP, but the connected drives. Murphy struck a day later when the power went out. Along with my 500 GB IcyDock, 750 GB Maximus, and 2 TB G-RAID.
Fortunately, there was no data loss and Final Cut Pro’s Autosave kept my project intact. I’m on the lookout for a UPS providing 900+ VA to avoid a future disaster. It’s all about saving and shutting down and the $100-150 investment is peanuts compared to DriveSavers.