Mac Pro Video editing ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 50wyldeman, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. 50wyldeman, Feb 1, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016

    50wyldeman macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2011
    Northern California
    I am putting this in the Mac Pro section of the forum was hoping to pull this thread if an admin can do that for me , I apologize for making a mess here

    I am looking at the Mac Pro ( 2013) in the following specs,

    3.5ghz 6 core
    16gigsRam (will be upgrading w OWC to 64)
    512gig Flash based pci
    dual D700

    I am mainly going to be doing work in Premeire specifically Go pro Video editing , target is to be web based ( you tube and the like)

    I presume this is more than enough machine for the work, I just can't justify the $1500 jump to the octocore.

    Questions are as follows:

    I use a Led Cinema Display , as best as I can tell I am able to continue using that display ?

    Is the 6 core a significant improvement i Premiere AE and PS , or is it overkill?

    I just haven't been happy with the iMacs as a true desktop or Workstation. The machine that brought me to Mac was an '08 octocore , I have done everything I can to keep it going ( video cards ram and ssd drives )

    I think it is time just looking to hear your opinions.

    Thank you
  2. Bytehoven macrumors regular


    Dec 1, 2015
    Up Shellpot Creek
    What is your current data storage solution and will it carry over?
  3. Hank Carter macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2015
    i would wait 4 weeks and see if Apple announces a Mac Pro upgrade in March.

    If they don't show anything I would grab the config you have listed. Maybe even a used or refurbished one. I think the key is getting the D700 graphics card. You can always upgrade the CPU at a later date, when prices come down. The six core offers a nice boost in speed over the 4 core and is marginally more expensive.
  4. 50wyldeman thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2011
    Northern California
    Byte ~ My current storage solution is in the Mac Pro I have four different internal ssd drives. I am planning on getting whatever I finally settle on , and ultimately buying some sort of T-Bolt backup.

    Hank~ Thank you for the input, I may need to think on that for sure, I was eyeing a refurb but may need to wait and see what happens for sure
  5. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    1) you should be able to use the display with the correct adapter.
    2) from what I recall, many apps that exploit multi-core gain a 30-50 percent increase over the 2008 8-core with the 2013 hex core.
    3) I don't know how complex your tasks are with the named apps but you already know that they both love RAM. The newer SSD should be also helpful and as for the ATI video cards, you'll have to research it to see if they bring anything to the table.

    Last - you might want to skim through the Barefeats site as they offer some tests on various Macs and that might just put some perspective on a potential purchase of a new Mac Pro.
  6. ajforbes20 macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2011
    Plus 1 for bare feats. Will help you make a decision
  7. 50wyldeman thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2011
    Northern California
    Bit the bullet and got the 6 core Mac pro with D700s and 512gig drive, Refurbed and added 64 gigs of Memory from OWC, should be perfect for using facebook no ?
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    That's what I use mine for. Works fine. :)

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