May 27, 2017 at 10:38AM
MAC Pro for NLE editing
I have been using an Imac with the creative cloud suite and it has been "OK." But I'm getting into more animation/graphics with Apple Motion, and anticipate editing 4K footage. I'm a fairly experienced indie filmmaker and although semi-retired I depend on this to support my commercial and noncommercial projects.
I'm finding that the iMac is insufficient...anything more than a few layers in Motion and it's beginning to grind to a halt! And I can't add any more to it to increase speed.
Would the current MacPro (fully loaded) be sufficient....does anyone have experience with it for this type of work? I hear that Apple will have a new Mac Pro in the Fall. BUt it will be much more expensive, and with it's release the current MacPro is sure to drop in price.
I'd appreciate any thoughts. BTW - I'm loath to move to a PC since I've invested so uch time in learning Apple Motion!