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  • Wed, Mar 7 2018 7:08 PM

    • Doug@Stun
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    Future Mac purchases for running Media Composer

    We need to upgrade some of our older Harper Town Macs and I'm looking for some advice regarding future Mac purchases for our editing systems.   Do we add to our arsenal of Trashcans?  Do we go for the iMac Pros?  We connect via 10-gig fiber and run DNX Hardware so we need to add PCiE expansion chassis' either way.  I hear rumblings about a new Mac Pro Tower in development. Do we hold for another year?

    Any thoughts, suggestions or nudges in one direction or another are appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Doug Ryan

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    Re: Future Mac purchases for running Media Composer

    Hey Doug

    I checked with our hardware engineer Dave and his response is as follows:

    "  Don’t buy any more Mac Pro trash cans. Those were designed in 2013!   Could go with new iMac pro which is similar to HP Z4. Buy as many cores as you can afford. Also 10Gb copper is standard.  Use thunderbolt to attach to DNxIO.  New Mac Pro due in 2018 but have not heard when. Could be a long wait." HTH Marianna
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  • Fri, Mar 9 2018 4:59 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: Future Mac purchases for running Media Composer

    Frankly, at the moment, and if you mainly use your computer with Media Composer... I would get a PC. Me from several years ago would strangle current me for betraying the Mac platform, but seriously they've done nothing to serve our needs as editors lately. Since the Trashcan Mac, sticking to Apple has made us jump through hoops (how many adapters do you need to gangbang together to plug storage, a second monitor and a Nitris to a Mac...) to have something that's not very stable nor rewarding.

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  • Mon, May 21 2018 1:04 AM In reply to

    • Doug@Stun
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    Re: Future Mac purchases for running Media Composer

    Hey Marianna,

     

    I neglected to write back and say thanks for the reply.  Looking in to iMacs now.

    Doug

     

    17-Nitris DX Media Composers 8.4 - 4 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Trashcans, 13 Harpertown MacPro 3.2Ghz 8-Core Intel Xeon Cheesegraters, Mac OS10 v10.12,... [view my complete system specs]
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