The nMP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by burnsranch, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. burnsranch macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013
    The nMP. I have a 4 core base nMP. I run FCPX. The baselines I use are are how many frames per second I can scan Videos. I would guess it is between 60 and 120 frames per second on external raid 5 hd drives. If I look at the issues the nMP people have compared to the problem with the old boxes, I would say the nMP is geared for professionals who want a tool, not a tech toy.

    I am building a video data base with FCPx

    I also run Capture One for photos and Dream Weaver for building a web site. I love the thunderbolt performance and have large video storage needs. The biggest issue I have is using compress across multiple machines. The truth is the nMP is hands down the nMP process videos far better then my iMac and an macbook pro. It runs so much cooler, but again, rendering time for the videos is not my concern, I measure the performance in scanning video in frames per second.

    If one considers the ten year outlook of the video market, consumer, police, educational, it is easy to see there is going to be a huge market for rock solid video data bases, it is easy to understand the market Apple is gearing up for. Their video database technology is pretty amazing.

    If I look at the technical issues I have had with my nMP, I think Apple just solved a problem.
  2. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Good luck for you when without any notice Apple announces the new FCPXI and drops support for FCPX.

    Just like they did to the FCP users.
  3. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    Uh, ok. Cool story. I'm happy for you. o_O
  4. burnsranch thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013

    So around 2011 Apple replaced FCP and replaces it with FCPx a $300 expenses. The only question I have is FCPx a better tool than FCP. Coming from the tech world I was used to learning new technologies every 6 months. Converting to a better tool is just part of the job.

    I agree Apples support of the professional market compared to the consumer phone market is not the best. It is tough to plan for future directions. You are at their whim, but I am impressed with the tools they are selling, I sure do not miss the microsoft world adventure.
  5. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    Uh - a rather confusing story for me. You start off commenting on the nMP issues compared to the "old boxes" and conclude the nMP is geared for professionals who want a tool / not a toy. You then proceed with outlining how your nMP performs so much better than your iMac and MacBook Pro. What are the old boxes you were referencing?
  6. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    The ones that are convenient to compare the nMP to, obviously.

  7. burnsranch thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013

    I have never compared my nMP to any system. I bought it as a tool, like a hammer, and have been impressed with the tool. That does not imply I do not understand the technical side, but for my video project I have been impressed with the tool. I was surprised at how Apple handled Aperture. It does erode my confidence is their support for professionals.

    For $300, I can just use FCPx as a tool with no monthly fees, which has a lot of value for me and my project. The could drop the support for FCP today, and I still own a valuable tool.
  8. antonis macrumors 68020


    Jun 10, 2011
    Uh...not sure what this thread is about. The only thing I get is that nMP is faster than a laptop and a laptop with a big screen attached to it.

    Although, IIRC, the mbp has a faster internal disk now.
  9. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    NMP is nice to have, but I don't think it can touch cMP in regards to power and GPU since it can be upgraded. Is this thread about pride and boosting?
  10. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
  11. rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    My Mac Pro is bigger than your Mac Pro! :D
  12. Derpage Suspended

    Mar 7, 2012
    We get one or two of these a month. I feel really good about my computer too!

  13. burnsranch thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013
    I did a little survey on FPX video market share. It surprised me. Have a good day.
  14. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    nMP is newer than yours. :D
  15. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    I thought Apple had quietly started shipping the faster disks in the nMP as well. But I'm not totally sure.
  16. antonis macrumors 68020


    Jun 10, 2011
    Ah if that's the case I've missed it. Sounds possible.
  17. beaker7 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2009
    I've still got a Final Cut Server disc lying around if you want it. That was the last time Apple tinkered with "video database technology"...
  18. Mactrunk macrumors regular

    May 12, 2005
    I'm so sad that Apple can't do something "insanely great" in this context.
    Geeze, just throw us box guys a bone.

    Hey Apple!
    Hey Tim!

    A killer box could be assembled for less than .0000001% of your pocket change.

    Not a priority... Yes, I get that, but it could still be a nice jewel in the crown.
    A Dell beating super desktop?

    Sorry, it was just a dream.

    I await the next shiny black cylinder of pro.
    I'm sure it will be very compact.
    I'm sure it won't be upgradeable.
    I fear that it will be behind the curve on the day of its release.


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