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  1. Selling my maxed-out and much loved Apple Mac Pro 5,1. This big old beast of a workhorse has been heavily customised to squeeze out every last ounce of performance for video post-production work. With the most powerful processors available for it, the largest and fastest RAM configuration (six 16GB DIMMs to take advantage of the computer’s three-channel memory), and AMD’s latest and greatest 5700XT GPU (which puts up impressive Metal-compute numbers, and features AMD’s 7nm NAVI architecture), there’s also a 4-port USB 3.1 card from Sonnet which provides 10Gbps transfer speeds (approximately 900MB/s) for fast SSDs or external RAID enclosures: - 12-core 3.46Ghz CPU - 96GB DDR3 ECC RAM - Radeon 5700XT 8GB GPU - 2x Samsung 1TB 860 Evo SSDs - Sonnet Allegro Pro 4-port USB3.1 Card - Upgraded WIFI and Bluetooth 4.0 Card (with Airdrop!) The machine’s been upgraded to the latest version of Mac OSX Catalina (which sits on one of the SSDs), and also dual-boots to a fresh Windows 10 Pro installation as well (which sits on the second SSD). So you can easily flip between either operating system depending on your needs. The internal WIFI and Bluetooth card has also been updated to Bluetooth 4.0, which makes Airdrop possible (which is a massive blessing for easily transferring files between your iPhone/iPad and the 5,1). Using the OpenCore boot loader, a series of software modifications to the machine have opened up a whole host of features that weren’t even possible until just earlier this year. And they keep the 5,1 (almost shockingly) relevant for video work in 2020, by providing: - A boot selector on startup (so you can easily choose between OSX or Windows, or access your Recovery Partition) - Hardware Acceleration of h264 and h265 video encoding/decoding (this is HUGE, and makes working with h264 and h265 a breeze) - Unlocking the full performance of the 5700XT GPU (which was previously limited by firmware) - Native installation of OSX Catalina With the recent Metal-accelerated software upgrades to Davinci Resolve and FCPX, what’s even crazier about this machine is that (thanks to the power of the 5700XT GPU) you can now actually work in a 4k timeline with 6k or 8k Redcode Raw footage (decoded at maximum-quality) and get perfect 24/25fps playback in the timeline with a basic grade applied… that is NUTS! I’ve attached some screengrabs of a few standard performance benchmarks below (so you can compare it to some known references), and I’m happy to do some screen-recordings that showcase the playback smoothness in high-res raw workflows (if anyone needs to see that). So there’s a lot going on with this old beast. But the biggest deal is it’s rock-solid reliability (those server-grade Xeon CPUs just churn through whatever you throw at them), it’s upgradability (with AMD’s “Big Navi” GPUs soon to be announced), and the fact that it’s the most horsepower you can get for video work on Mac OS at this price-point. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. And if there are any particular additional hardware needs you have (but aren’t comfortable doing yourself) I’m happy to do them for you (at cost). $2,300 USD / $3,200 AUD + shipping Located in Melbourne, Australia, but happy to ship worldwide.
  2. Hello everyone! As jobs get bigger, the need for a floorplan software gets bigger. What kind of software are you using? And on which platform are you working?
  3. I had this impression, and now it looks like a lot more than that, for some time now that the apps for iOS are either better or exist exclusively for it. I thought, at least in a case of one particular app, that somehow Apple secretly incentivizes that app's developers to always make it better for Apple's devices and that they might have some kind of a secret contract that slows down Android development in favour of iOS. Then a few days ago I typed into Google "why are apps better for ios". This popped up in one of the results (it's from 2015): Young people I talk to with Android phones have them because it was cheap, or free, and their goal is to buy an iPhone a year or two from now when they have the money. They settled with an Android phone and now they’re settling with clunky implementations of the apps their friends had before them on their iPhones. I’m building for iOS because I want to target users with taste and buying power. :lol: at the Prada bag and BMW comments! Not that it's not true. :ph34r: Not much change in the recent few years, although I could say an iPhone in this sense is not what it once was. Also, on the other hand, the competitors just can't take this crown from Apple, no matter what they do, it seems. I think that another result even said that Google's own apps are better for iOS. :lol: :blink: :ph34r: In that iMac Pro thread I saw that Android vs. iOS popped up briefly. So I was wondering what are your thoughts and experinces, likes and dislikes, when it comes to both of these operating systems and their possibilities. Why do you prefer the one you use?
  4. This professional package includes everything cinematographers need to start shooting, including lens, media, batteries, software and more. RED Digital Cinema® announced today that its RED RAVEN® Camera Kit is now available exclusively through Apple.com and available to demo at select Apple Retail Stores. This complete handheld camera package features a diverse assortment of components from some of the industry’s top brands, including: RED RAVEN 4.5K camera BRAIN RED DSMC2® Touch LCD 4.7” Monitor RED DSMC2 Outrigger Handle RED V-Lock I/O Expander RED 120 GB RED MINI-MAG® Two IDX DUO-C98 batteries with VL-2X charger G-Technology ev Series RED MINI-MAG Reader Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art Nanuk heavy-duty camera case Final Cut Pro X foolcontrol iOS app for RAVEN Camera Kit The RED RAVEN Camera Kit is available for $14,999.95. Customers can buy this package or learn more at Apple.com and select Apple Retail Stores. “We are very excited to work with Apple on the launch of the RED RAVEN Camera Kit, available exclusively through Apple.com,” said Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema. “The RED RAVEN Camera Kit is a ready-to-shoot professional package that gives content creators everything they need to capture their vision with RED’s superior image capture technology." The RAVEN 4.5K is RED’s most compact camera BRAIN, weighing in at just 3.5 lbs. This makes it a great choice for a range of applications including documentaries, online content creation, indie filmmaking, and use with drones or gimbals. The RAVEN is equipped with a 4.5K RED DRAGON sensor, and is capable of recording REDCODE RAW (R3D) in 4.5K at up to 120 fps and in 2K at up to 240 fps. RED RAVEN also offers incredible dynamic range, RED’s renowned color science, and is capable of recording REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes simultaneously—ensuring shooters get the best image quality possible in any format. The RED RAVEN Camera Kit also includes Final Cut Pro X which features native support for REDCODE RAW video, built-in REDCODE RAW image controls, and the most complete ProRes support of any video editing software. Together with the free RED Apple Workflow software, Final Cut Pro allows professional video editors to work quickly and easily with RED RAVEN footage on MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro systems. All RED cameras feature a modular design that empowers customers to dial in their ideal configuration for any production environment. Customers looking to outfit their RAVEN with additional accessories should go to www.red.com.
  5. Back to black. (Finally.) The computer will set you back $5000. At least. The maxed out model will then be what – $12,000? More than $10,000 for sure, I should think. Lovely thingy. Appearing in stores in December. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a38_qR-S8Yo https://www.apple.com/imac-pro/
  6. Well, this is not how to shoot video, but still photographs, and it's been out there for about two weeks now. I wanted to ask you what do you think about it. Certainly none of you need this, but specifically I wanted to know what's up with this "lower the exposure" when shooting during golden hour? In my view, the photo would've looked much better if they let the exposure alone, even if the part of the face are overexposed. (BTW, does that golden hour look a little bit like not yet golden hour? I think that at one point it's as if you can just about see that someone has just warmed up the light a bit in postproduction or the camera changed white balance in that instant.) https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHFlHpPjgk72JW5vfYlzycSgG_Z6EV4hK
  7. Apple's long-awaited new MBP's are finally out - LINK. And I think Apple has just made me a Windows user. Thinner, lighter, new display... Touch bar on the top row of the keyboard, 2x bigger trackpad... And ONLY 4x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports and a headphone jack. I'm in need of a new laptop for wrangling, but I'm not going to pay OVER AUD$5000 for a machine that's not functional out of the box. Thoughts? What are other AC's using for wrangling?
  8. Any announcement from this year’s WWDC that you liked? :) Or did the conference perhaps disappoint you?
  9. Hey guys, Any ideas on how this scene was lit or how would you light it its from a recent apple commercial? Appreciate any feedback. Cheers!
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