Still No Apple MacPro Update Should Make Video Pros Nervous

Still No Apple MacPro Update Should Make Video Pros Nervous


Why no mention of Intel's

dmrkh's picture
Why no mention of Intel's failure to deliver on new processors? Apple's not re-engineering the Mac Pro until it has something more than Thunderbolt to install. They made us wait for FCP (love it, hate it, lump it) until theyTHOUGHT it was ready. Following that debacle they're not dropping revamped hardware until it'w worthy of being considered a revamp. And Tim Cook's first new big delivery, too?

I have read numerous forum

gguston's picture
I have read numerous forum posts, articles, etc. about Mac Pros and FCP X and I find the overall nervousness, and frankly panic, disturbing. I personally have put all my eggs in one basket. All Apple, all the time. It just works. I have nothing bad to say about Adobe, even if one remembers Premiere nearly dropped dead prior to Final Cut rescuing Apple users. AVID was out of reach for independents and Media 100 was expensive as well. Bottom line here is I've had to adapt or die with all of these NLEs at one point or another, but the platform never failed me. I seriously doubt Apple will drop the Mac Pro for a Mini or iMac with Thunderbolt, although I really would not mind an iMac Pro with more ports, dual processors and high-end graphics. But what exactly is wrong with a current 12-core Mac Pro? Compare it to a Dell or HP workstation, similarly configured and you still get more bang for your buck with a Mac Pro. What is newer on the HP or Dell end exactly? Also, I find that FCP X is mainly scaring off people who don't do well with change. Why do you need to leave FCP 7? It is still great. Take time to learn FCP X in the meantime, while Apple makes it better. I'm convinced it is revolutionary and better. I believe in reduction in scale of technology with an increase in performance for less money. Apple has consistently done this. I can edit on a Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, all for a lot less money than ever and with better results.

Articles like this create

Articles like this create needless worry and fear. No one heard a thing from Apple on whether the tower will exist in the future. I know I now edit most network shows on my laptop with no issues. AVID is still king and Adobe works great. But so does FCP and now FCPX, while most who never used it pan it, is great. Dare I say fantastic. Yes, I use it so speak from experience. And even if Apple abandons the tower, you can buy any number of alternatives or make any number of computers yourself that will run OSX and are as powerful and/or more powerful than a Mac. My buddy showed me a Hackentosh that he made that is the fastest Mac I've ever seen. Cost him $800 to build. Fear not, even if Apple abandons towers, you'll still have many options. And like the old days you'll be able to customize hardware But until Apple says anything it's all a dream.