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I was there then, and welcomed the changes. I have to say , I don't welcome many of the changes is in Mt. Lion. Much less user control.
Excellent, well thought out post, hmm. OSX does need work. I'm afraid that since 10.6.8 is going in the wrong direction. My fear is that the focus on the low to midrange hardware by Apple is also indicative of their lack of commitment to performance in the OS and professional applications. iOS rules. Not interested in more consumer oriented bling. Have to say it reminds me of Microsoft's current direction. They have been copying Apple for years. Latest attempt to...
The Mac Pro shows the creative community that Apple is committed to them. That is why it is called "Pro". We can talk about specs until we are blue in the face. Without a Pro machine you will see a movement from Mac to Windows. My fear is that it has already begun. And if you can't see the difference between a K 5000 that costs as much as an entire iMac, then there is something you must be missing. 4GB of VRAM for one. Download the manual for Resolve. They even recommend...
Here is the one for the Mac it is working here  http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-k5000-mac.html Working here when I paste it in. Also just Google NVidia K5000 Mac  4GB of display RAM btw Thanks Phil
Sorry, but the iMac display card doesn't come close to what is available in PCIe. NVidia has announced the Quadro K5000 for the Mac Pro. It is a blazing fast card, and one bright spot for the current Mac Pro. Check it out here http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-k5000-mac.html  Black Magic recommends the Mac Pro or a PC workstation with a truly fast graphics card combine with a dedicated computer display card to get the most out of Resolve. Get over it, the iMac is not...
Also, Adobe Premiere uses lossy cache files for editing, and then creates the visually lossless (ProRes, DnXHD) on the final render out of your program. This is why they can accept almost any format of codec on ingest without transcoding. Their greatest advantage, most think, over other NLE's. The final render out can take a LONG, time, especially with an underpowered GPU or one that is not qualified for their CUDA acceleration. More effects and more layers equals even...
You can run two cards in the Mac Pro, the ideal setup for Resolve color correction is one high end NVidia combined with a GT120 for computer display and a Black Magic video card (required) for color critical video out to a Flanders or other critical (up to 4k now) display. 3 cards. Can't  do that with an iMac. Color grading (correction) is high art as well as high tech. Resolve used to cost tens of thousands of dollars as recently as NAB (biggest video show) two years...
This is about staying on OSX, not moving to Linux. The software we use is written for OSX and Windows other than the Apple Pro Apps such as Final Cut X, Aperture, and Logic Pro. Most of us desire to stay on the Mac. Personally, I'm not even considering Windows, let alone Linux. Pixar also has the best computer professionals in the business, not available to one man post shops. I suppose that should be obvious.
Sorry for the slight repetition, but I think the second paragraph is important. I have been corresponding with Walter on several sites for the last couple of years. Moving to Adobe Premiere Pro group on Facebook and several forums on Creative Cow. His research has been very valuable in this time of transition in the video world.
Also from Biscardi's blog 12/10/2012 :    "We’ve had at least one iMac in production for over 6 months now and they are fast machines.   The only place you’ll notice them to be a bit slower than the absolute fastest machine is when you go to render.   Depending on what you’re rendering out, it might take a bit or a lot longer than a 12 – 16 core machine.   So we’re keeping our two 12 core Mac Pros and simply using those to do heavy lifting renders.  When a project is...
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