5k iMac...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by InTheMist, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. InTheMist macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2013
    And, the megapixel wars just heat up.

    So, if I crop my 16 MP shot to 16:9, can I even view them full screen? Wow!:eek:
  2. themumu macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2011
    I suppose it's a good thing that I'm not looking to buy one of those, as none of my current cameras can fill that screen! So if I wanted to use my own shots as wallpapers, I'd have to (gasp!) upgrade the camera gear :eek:
  3. InTheMist thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2013

    You know what's also curious? I clicked on the "buy" link just to see how much a tricked-out configuration costs, and they're still offering Aperture to bundle.
  4. apple-ette macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2009
    I was just as surprised about Aperture still being listed.
  5. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    For some of us the 8bit display at 5K is still an issue.
  6. steveash macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2008
    Really? I couldn't see mention of this. Is that at all frame rates?
  7. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Eh it would give me an excuse to break out my medium format gear :D I have a couple of drum scans that would look epic on a 5K display.
  8. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    well if the panel is 8-bit then yes.

    the issue is banding and color depth.

    not so much a big deal if your use to it but after using a Flanders or Eizo for years its hard to go back to 8-bit.

    Im still considering it as a DIT workstation.
  9. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Yeah 8-bit is meh.....even 10-bit is a much better deal....of course these things come at extra cost but still. I would have preferred a 3840x2400 panel at 10-bit but then I guess I can just buy a third party monitor...
  10. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Why would you consider it? Just to see full res video? Isn't the money better spent on previous gen and some proper hard drives?
  11. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    How about the LG 21:9 ULTRAWIDE 34UM95. It's got 10bit color.
  12. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2010
    99% sRGB color space = 100% no thank you. ;)
  13. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002

    There were times when a MPB wasnt cutting it (pardon the pun) on set.

    If it was up to me, it would be a nMP with an Apple 30.

    This can be retrofit in my system easily.

    Nothing beats 1:1 pixel with R3Ds ;)
  14. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Enticing but the res is somewhat less than I expected.

  15. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    I am looking into this screen for the following reasons:
    • splitscreen (two 5x4)
    • compatability with mac mini, mba, rmbp at 60Hz
    • 10bit color
    • reviews said the widescreen experience is awesome
    • Very resonably priced (~800€)
    • thunderbolt connection
    • Option to daisy chain

    The only disadvantage seems to be the limitied srbg color space.

    There aren't many macs that comfortably support 4k screens. Also the new iMac seems to be far future tech.
    Not even the nMP is capable of running a screen like that. Simply because Thunderbolt2 is not fast enough.
  16. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000


    Jun 5, 2012
    High resolution displays like the new iMac are here and it's only a matter of time (a short time IMO) before they become the norm. They will be great for viewing and editing my photos and I can't wait to try it out.

    Too bad we'll still be viewing the outstanding work of others at 800 px wide on sites like MacRumors.

    ~ Peter
  17. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2013
    10bit is for windows only, OSX don't do 10Bit regardless of what monitor you buy.
  18. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    You are obviously right.
    The thing is that the majority of people are just getting used to 1080p.
    I didn't upgrade my TV to 1080p until last year. And I am now considering an additional more high res display. Most people I know have screens with less than 1080p.

    4k, 5k and 8k will be the future, no doubt, but they also require all new hardware and faster internet. My estimate is that it will take a decade for the masses of consumers to catch up with 4k. The 5k iMac on the other hand is a novelty. There is no 5k tb display because tb2 is too slow!! That means not even the nMP could run one at this point.

    :apple: is innovating and far, far ahead of it's time as usual. If you want to jump on that wagon you have to:
    1. Move to one of the few areas in the world with high speed internet
    2. Sell your organs to be able to afford the newest tech
  19. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Eizo used a lot of 8 bit panels where processing was carried out at a higher bit depth in spite of the underlying hardware only accepting an 8 bit signal. Banding is an issue. When you say color depth, do you mean gamut? I ask because gamut is independent of bit depth. It's just that you could face greater banding issues across a wider gamut.
  20. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    If you count display pixels the same way as camera pixels, this screen is a 44 megapixel display! Only the layout is different, rgb instead of bayer.
  21. Dsching Suspended


    Sep 11, 2014
    I do not follow this logic.
  22. FWRLCK macrumors member

    May 2, 2011
    He means that each pixel in a display has red, green and blue as opposed to most cameras that have a luminance sensor with a Bayer filter in front of it and then interpolate the results on the back end. I'm not sure the two are entirely equivalent, but it is something to think about.
  23. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Use a BMD UltraStudio 4K, that gives you 10bit from nMP.

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