Creative Communities of the World Forums

The peer to peer support community for media production professionals.

Forums Letters to the COW Team I love the HP Z800 supplement with the new magazine

  • I love the HP Z800 supplement with the new magazine

  • Bob Zelin

    November 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

    It just reinforces to the community, that there is another great computer besides the Mac Pro (sorry Boxx users).

    Bob Zelin

  • Stephen Smith

    December 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I’m a Mac only dude and I was happy to read every article in the HP Z800 supplement with the new magazine. It was interesting to see how a PC could fit in our workflow. We are looking into it now. Thanks for your awesome magazine!

    Stephen Smith
    Utah Video Productions

    Check out my Motion Training DVD

    Check out my Motion Tutorials

  • Mike Cohen

    December 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    How would a Z800 workstation differ from a self-built machine with basically the same parts but the lower price tag?

    Mike Cohen

  • Stephen Smith

    December 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    For me I have been 100% Apple for a long time…FCP only runs on a Mac. Things have been shaken up and while reading the article it is the first time that I thought about a PC. For me it was about looking at alternatives and the HP Z8000 just happens to be one.

    Stephen Smith
    Utah Video Productions

    Check out my Motion Training DVD

    Check out my Vimeo page

  • Bob Zelin

    December 27, 2011 at 12:03 am

    the Z800 is qualified by EVERYONE –
    so if you run Adobe, AVID, Blackmagic, AJA, Matrox (etc, etc) – everyone qualifies this exact computer. If you build your own, you are on your own. There is a value to standardization – knowing for sure that if the “next thing” comes out – the odds are that the new product will run on the Z800, because it has been tested on the Z800. With brand X, you may be posting on Creative Cow, saying “how come I can’t get my XYZ to run on my super fast computer that I just built with the same specs as the HP Z800”.

    Aggrivation is worth a lot of money.

    Bob Zelin

  • Michael Griggs

    December 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    [Bob Zelin] “Aggrivation is worth a lot of money. “

    Someone should put that on a t-shirt.

    🙂

  • Tim Wilson

    December 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    [Michael Griggs] “[Bob Zelin] “Aggrivation is worth a lot of money. ”

    Someone should put that on a t-shirt. “

    With Bob’s picture on it. 🙂

  • Sean Mullen

    January 6, 2012 at 12:06 am

    [Stephen Smith] “I’m a Mac only dude and I was happy to read every article in the HP Z800 supplement with the new magazine. It was interesting to see how a PC could fit in our workflow. We are looking into it now. Thanks for your awesome magazine!”

    I was a Mac only guy until recent. I fired off a massive render queue of 630 5K comps on Sunday evening and it’s still going. I know this may be a bit extreme, but for my shop this is a regular occurrence. I may stick with the Mac for building and every day work, but I can assure you that I’m switching over to the Z800 for rendering. This article really opened my eyes.

    Sean Mullen
    Creative Director, Creative COW
    General Manager, Creative COW StockYard
    CEO Rampant Design Tools
    http://www.rampantdesigntools.com

  • Rafael Amador

    January 10, 2012 at 2:35 am

    The killing of FCP and the uncertain future of the MacPros may lead to that many all-live-mac (as my self) users end up working on PCs.
    I’ve never been afraid of PCs but of Windows.
    rafael

    http://www.nagavideo.com

  • Bernard Newnham

    February 28, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I don’t know about the Z800 in particular, but most PC builds by most manufacturers change almost by the week. Memory and drives especially are just commodities, bought by the thousand by large companies. So it’s very likely that the computer that company X tested a product by company Y on, isn’t now buyable by you, as they’ve changed the spec weeks ago. If HP hold the spec on a Z800 for more than a few months, its old stuff.

    So, as the man above says – “what the point of buying a specific model PC when you can build a better one cheaper”. And why would you want a Xeon processor for video editing? They are incredibly expensive and don’t add anything. For the very large majority it’s like buying a Ferrari for going to the shops.

    And why on earth would anyone be afraid of Windows? It runs the very large majority of personal computers in the world. 15 years ago and more it had its bad times – and so did OS9 – but that’s a long long time ago.

    B

    bernie

Viewing 1 - 10 of 10 posts

Log in to reply.

We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy