Thanks for that link, even though it's not working. I figured out it was FCP.CO
I've never seen that site, looks like lots of really good info for working with FCPX.
Charles, first off thanks for taking the time to make the review.
Second let me say this and please don't take it out of context cause I say this in a professional way. But your lack of imagination on this subject has limited you on understanding the possibilities of this new MBP.
Touch Bar: who wouldn't want something that is going to increase their workflow production built in native to their workstation? Would you rather have 14 plastic keys that are always the same or a row of dynamically changing option depending on the program you are using?
Davinci Resolve has already updated their software to include TB functions and I'm sure others are going to follow. On top of that the TB literally just came out. I'm sure what and how you work with it is only going to get better.
You literally wrote, "it's terrible". Really?
MagSafe: Magsafe removal is nothing but a positive in every way. Before with MagSafe the only way to charge your MBP was with a MagSafe and that was it. It didn't pass data along it didn't do anything but charge, and take up space doing nothing as a port. If you were out somewere the only way to charge your MBP was with a wall socket to plug in your MagSafe. And the only option for a MagSafe was from Apple with the large brick connected at the end.
Now you can charge you MBP with a V-Lock battery lying around on set. D-tap to USB-C :) and endless other devices already on the market.
And with one single cord pluged in, USB-C, you can charge, transfer data, and run multiple 5K displays. All at the same time. Yeah for technology!
As for the internal drive. I'm not sure what you are doing wrong, but there are countless articles on it now with the PC and MAC world agreeing that the New MBP has the fastest "stock" internal SSD on the market, by a pretty goood margin. And several review sites showing video of the new SSD duplicating files way faster than the 2015 MBP or and PC stock laptop. For now at least.
Just google '2016 MacBook Pro SSD' and scroll through the pages.
And just a reminder, there are two different, maybe three, standards for USB-C, with gen two being the latest. Gen two is the only one that will get you the transfer rates for compatible external SSD's I mentioned yesterday. 800 plus read and write.
So even if you're using a USB-C drive it very well may not be compatible.
Once again great job on the article, but try to open your mind to the possibilities this new machine will bring to the film and video industry.
I agree Jamie.
And here is a more die hard PC review site trying out FCPX on a 2015 MBP and almost having a "Wait! What?" moment.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P5UWEKSUXo
As he said it's not a Mac vs PC video but more of a 'I had know idea FCPX was this powerful'
Yeah I've seen numerous tbMBP reviews from film industry guys saying exactly what the guy in your video is saying, Tyler.
It's as if NFS is... well I don't know, and don't want to speculate.
But testing the transfer rate and read speeds of an external drive with a slower connection standard than the New MBP is capable of is just skewing the results.
'See it transfer files at the same speed as the old MBP'
No crap, NFS! But if you would plug a TB3/ USBC 3.1 gen 2 drive you would get more than double that. Sandisk 900 (Same as in the video posted above.)
I was intrested in NFS's take on the monitor though so not all bias, I guess. And to not even cover FCPX! What the heck?! That programe runs circles around Pr when it comes to large files. LOL You do know you are test a MAC and not a PC right?
Haha, I think you missed the parts of my comment where I mentioned fastest SSD in a laptop, meaning no other laptop has that, right now.
Or 10 bit P3 Retina Display. I'm pretty sure no one has that either.
So with those two points alone, I struggle to see how this computer is a miserable failure, or "you can build a PC version"
Everyone wants to say' "I can get it cheaper in a PC" but yet you can't get it in a PC.
Not to mention if I'm editing in FCPX which seems to be the only way to work with high end footage on a LAPTOP, then it has to be Mac OS based system not a PC. ;)
You want to say a PC can do it but we keep seeing Pr struggle with high end footage on laptops and even desktops, without throwing tons of high end hardware at it.
Mac isn't a status symbol if I can't run FCPX on a PC. It means I have to run a Mac if I want to run OS or other OS based programs. I actually don't have a option of run a PC.
I would buy a cheaper Mac if I could, but I buy what Apple sales.
Why? Not because of a status, but because it runs the programs that I want and use. If your're happy with PC then great!
But I use Macs and the new MacBook Pro blows the 2015 vs out of the water. (Ref. my first post and numbered points)
Macbook Pro? What are you guys talking about?!?!?!?
For video editors and colorist who need a mobile work station what could be better?
1. 15" Retina 10 bit P3 color gamut 500 NIT screen! Check.
Who else is offering this? And this is a first on a Macbook
2. Fastest SSD in ANY laptop on the market. Check
3. Cabable of driving TWO 10bit 5K ULtra fine Monitors with one cord! Check
No other laptop can do that.
4. Four Thunderbolt 3 ports with potential transfer speeds of up to 40 GBs. Check
Just bought a Sandisk 900 external drive for usb-c and I'm getting 770 write and 790 read!!!!! On an external drive! What? I can't do that on a MBP2015
(Got rid of my lagacy drives and readers OR I switched cables so I could take advantage of the new hardware Apple just released with the new tbMBP.) You know, those little things you do when new tech comes out and you want to take advantage of it's new potential.
Kinda like new camera tech, a professional camera has XLR ports but someone will complain that there isn't a 3.5 jack to plug their video mic pro in to get audio. LOL
5. Optimized work flow with FCPX capable of playing R3D 6k footage in realtime, and scrubing in real time. Check
High spec'd Windows DESKTOPS have a hard time doing this in Pr.
You guys have literally gone crazy, lol. WTF more do you guys want? 32GB RAM? Yes cool, that would have been awesome, but a let down or computer disaster is just people trolling the internets, or this site really doesnt know what they're talking about when it comes to "film industry tech".