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  • New Mac Pro “three years ahead of it’s time”

  • Steve Connor

    October 12, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    At least that’s how long it took a certain company to catch up

    https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-artpc-pulse/preview/

  • David Roth Weiss

    October 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I love the design, it’s about as good as this:

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant
    David Weiss Productions
    Los Angeles

    David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.

  • David Mathis

    October 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Looks like a high tech outdoor speaker. By the way, what is with that blue light? Perhaps it could be featured in a K Mart commercial?

  • Oliver Peters

    October 13, 2016 at 12:08 am

    But will it burst into flames?

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL
    http://www.oliverpeters.com

  • Joseph W. Bourke

    October 13, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Yes…and the color of the flames can be changed via an iPhone app.

    Joe Bourke
    Owner/Creative Director
    Bourke Media
    http://www.bourkemedia.com

  • Herb Sevush

    October 13, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I just bought a trash can MacPro for a new series and I must say that there is absolutely nothing about the cylindrical design that is helpful in anyway. Too small to reach the “power on” button when placed on the floor, impossible to mount in a rack, a vipers nest of wires sticking out when placed on a desktop. It’s good to see Samsung following up it’s disastrous handling of the Note by copycatting one of the worst designs in modern technology. Hey maybe Samsung can get theirs to blow up the graphics card as well.

    Herb Sevush
    Zebra Productions
    —————————
    nothin\’ attached to nothin\’
    \”Deciding the spine is the process of editing\” F. Bieberkopf

  • Claude Lyneis

    October 13, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Herb, tell us how you really feel.

  • Herb Sevush

    October 13, 2016 at 11:48 am

    [Claude Lyneis] “Herb, tell us how you really feel.”

    AS long as your asking …

    The trash can’s performance can’t be faulted. I bought a 6 core, 32 gig, D700 on ebay and while I haven’t done any direct tests against my beefed up tower, it feels a bit faster. Plus Thunderbolt raids are cheaper and easier to build without need for controller cards. I intend to do some rendering tests soon and will post my results.

    Now if only I could rip out the guts and put the whole thing in a tower case with a DVD burner and add some PCIe slots, I’d be a happy guy.

    Herb Sevush
    Zebra Productions
    —————————
    nothin\’ attached to nothin\’
    \”Deciding the spine is the process of editing\” F. Bieberkopf

  • Herb Sevush

    October 13, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    [Herb Sevush] “I just bought a trash can MacPro for a new series”

    I should also add that the Ebay nMpro cost about 2K more than a beefed up used tower at this point, but the savings on the Raid side, due to Thunderbolt, pretty much balanced that out. If I didn’t need the raid, I would have bought another cheese grater. I would have gladly paid an additional 1-2K for a nMpro in a tower config with PCIe slots – but Apple wasn’t offering.

    Herb Sevush
    Zebra Productions
    —————————
    nothin\’ attached to nothin\’
    \”Deciding the spine is the process of editing\” F. Bieberkopf

  • Mark Suszko

    October 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    There is an inexpensive ring-shaped adapter that lets you mount the “trashcan” on it’s side, in a standard equipment rack, if you’re so inclined.

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