MP 7,1 Waiting and not patiently


layzarc

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Nov 19, 2013
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Couldn't wait any longer. Purchased my first PC after 15-years of only Macs. Its a refurbished (but warranted with in-home service) high-end gaming PC that I would probably need to spend at least twice (maybe 3 times) the money to get a new Mac Pro with the same performance.
 

OkiRun

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Oct 25, 2019
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The XDR Spects List the Following Available reference modes:
  • HDR Video (P3-ST 2084)
  • HDTV Video (BT.709-BT.1886)
  • NTSC Video (BT.601 SMPTE-C)
  • PAL and SECAM Video (BT.601 EBU)
  • Digital Cinema (P3-DCI)
  • Digital Cinema (P3-D65)
  • Design and Print (P3-D50)
  • Photography (P3-D65)
  • Internet and Web (sRGB)
Is there enough information above to determine which mode is best to edit cinematic 6K video in FCPX? Does it come down to preference? Is there a thought as to what the default mode will be straight out of the box?
 

ekwipt

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Jan 14, 2008
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The XDR Spects List the Following Available reference modes:

  • HDR Video (P3-ST 2084)
  • HDTV Video (BT.709-BT.1886)
  • NTSC Video (BT.601 SMPTE-C)
  • PAL and SECAM Video (BT.601 EBU)
  • Digital Cinema (P3-DCI)
  • Digital Cinema (P3-D65)
  • Design and Print (P3-D50)
  • Photography (P3-D65)
  • Internet and Web (sRGB)

Is there enough information above to determine which mode is best to edit cinematic 6K video in FCPX? Does it come down to preference? Is there a thought as to what the default mode will be straight out of the box?
https://www.technicolor.com/sites/default/files/medialib/document/Downloads/hdr-field-guide-final-web.pdf
 
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rawweb

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Aug 7, 2015
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I think it’s insane that Apple isn’t communicating about this. I’ve got approval, but corporate hounds want pricing details and I can’t give them anything and they look at me like a fool. I give them a 11-16k range and am just guessing at this point.
 
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th0masp

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Mar 16, 2015
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That waiting now will be nothing compared to holding out a few years down the line for the then much needed hardware refresh. :)

Re: hackintosh - what's that like when you are not the type to upgrade your OS constantly? If you just stick it out for a few years and all you are after is a reliable and fast computer to run software like FCP, not something to pair your Apple watch with or hook up an ipad as a Wacom replacement - is it not a workable solution?
 
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skippermonkey

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Jun 23, 2003
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Bath, UK
My 2010 MP is still running great. But I do CG stuff for fun and I wonder how much more fun it will be on hardware that isn't from a decade ago. My patience is now paper thin. I was really considering buying a PC, given the state of CUDA, OpenGL/CL, 64-bit apps etc. This is Apple's last roll of the dice with me, and I wish it'd bloody HURRY UP.
 
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kjohansen

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Nov 19, 2008
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I hear ya, this will be my last dance with a Mac for sure.. My 3,1 has lasted 11 years and been running great...
 

peletrane

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Jan 19, 2007
76
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Chicago, IL
LOL. I spilled some water on the keyboard of my 2007 Mac Pro, now the keys don't work. Some of the internal hard drives had to be replaced years ago and the DVD drive died around the same time as well.

Other than that, still works, ok.

Gonna buy the new one. And use the Barclays Card Financing.
 

thisisnotmyname

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Oct 22, 2014
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LOL. I spilled some water on the keyboard of my 2007 Mac Pro, now the keys don't work. Some of the internal hard drives had to be replaced years ago and the DVD drive died around the same time as well.

Other than that, still works, ok.

Gonna buy the new one. And use the Barclays Card Financing.
I think the Barclay's-Apple deal went away with the release of the Apple Card. Apple business accounts have some financing options but your commercial bank may have better lease terms.

edit: never mind, @majus corrected me below, it still exists.
 
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majus

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Mar 25, 2004
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I think the Barclay's-Apple deal went away with the release of the Apple Card. Apple business accounts have some financing options but your commercial bank may have better lease terms.
No, it is still there. At the very bottom of store.apple.com, click on "Financing" and you will be shown the two choices: Apple Card or BarclayCard.