MacPro users....

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CTYankee, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. CTYankee macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    I'm wondering if anyone can help me get some benchmarks with apps I use. Its tough to do this at the Apple store because they have limted apps and the systems are usually base RAM and one HD. Some tests I'd like:

    1DmkII (or similar 8MP files) RAW CR2 files

    Adobe DNG converter: How long to convert 50 CR2 files to DNGs with full size jpeg preview, compressed (lossless), Preserver RAW image, Don't embed original.

    iViewMP: Time it takes to import these DNG files into a new catalog. Uncheck 'use embedded preview' in preferences (raw tab). Thumbnail and preview settings: 640pix, high quality, uncheck 'use built in...'; previews: check 'creat full screen', large (1280), med quality, uncheck display previews at all times.

    Then make a html gallery from these 50 images: aqua theme, 4x4 index table, 100pix thnails, 450x450 medai size. (uncheck upload to server).

    There are free trials if you don't have them:

    DNG converter:


  2. CTYankee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    For reference:

    CompUSA 2.66, 1GB RAM, one HD, 7300GPU
    Convert: 3 minutes 19 seconds
    Import: 38 seconds
    HTML Gallery: 1 minute 17 seconds

    Not too fast IMO. Other systems data welcome too.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Isn't this completely non-representative unless the tests are all done with the same source FILES as well as applications?
  4. CTYankee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    NOt really. I've done this with different files from the same camera and the numbers are very similar. The files size has much more to do with it than the photo itself. So as long as they are 8mp CR2 files and then any 8mp DNG file the results will be comparable. Not scientific but still worth evaluating.
  5. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Just a thought, but is the DNG converter running in Rosetta? That plus the low RAM and single HD are possible causes of the not too fast speed :p

    I don't know how it is with canon raw files, but the higher the resolution of my Nikon bodies, the larger variability in RAW file a set group of files *might* be more statistically sound, though it would probably also be next to impossible to implement.
  6. CTYankee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    I'm not sure if it is or not...I thought about that later. Is there anything to indicate a program is running in Rosetta? I know iView is universal.

    Regarding the long as they are similar resolution the exact file isn't critical. Like I've said, I've done many conversions and regardless of the files used the time is always very very similar. So I'm not concerned with the files used provided they are CR2 files from a 8MP camera.
  7. digitaldave macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2006
    Version 3.7, the latest version, is Universal.

    You can check to see if an app is Universal by selecting the application, cmd-I, near the top under 'General, Kind' it says 'Application (Universal)'.

    Hope that helps :).
  8. CTYankee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    Apple store, 3.0 quad, 6GB RAM, one HD, but 2 partitions, x1900
    Convert: 1 minute 40 seconds
    Import: 36 seconds
    HTML Gallery: 7 seconds....yes, 7. Tested this 4 times.
  9. eMagine macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    2.66 Quad MacPro 5GB Ram x1900
    Convert: 43 Sec.

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