Final Cut Pro Rendering Accelerator?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Is there hardware to help accelerator Final Cut Pro's Rendering? Around $500??

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    (1)Processor Upgrade Card

    (2)More Memory

    (3)New Dual 1Ghz Processor PowerMac

    (4)Patience
  • Reply 2 of 5
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,132member
    Yeah. it's been out a while. It's the RTMAC



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  • Reply 3 of 5
    spookyspooky Posts: 504member
    Am I right in thinking that RTMac only does Rt for 3 or so layers?



    What I'd like to see is the Xserve combined a a new type of OS X distributed processing built in. We have 15 G4s in our college studio and the biggest pain in the a*s is when students have to wait for stuff to render. Typically by the time its finished the lesson has ended!



    It would be great if you could just hit "Render" in any app and OS X sends that to the Xserve which then starts rendering using itself and any macs unused at the time leaving your machine completely free for other stuff. When its done it could just automatically send it straight back to you. No network or file managment - it would just be like sending something to print over the network.



    Or have I missed something?
  • Reply 4 of 5
    hornethornet Posts: 76member
    Xserve deck + rendevous + FCP = fun



    That should be possible. thats apparently one of the sales points of the x serves



    don't know well it works tho, will be interesting to find out!
  • Reply 5 of 5
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    The only way to speed up FCP is to get a faster machine.



    Matrox's RTMac doesn't speed up rendering at all. And it's not (and guess it will never be) OS X compatiable
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