I've heard reports from a year ago that FCPX can edit 8k RED footage using a Macbook Pro without any problems. This announcement seems a little gimmicky of NVIDIA and RED, kind of like they are trying to get suckers to buy new graphics cards to do what they could already do if they were a bit smart about workflow. That sounds great if you have buckets of money and love having the most powerful machine in the neighbourhood. Maybe I'm missing something here. Also, the less compressed the data is (such as a RAW format) the easier for a processor to handle, and the bottleneck becomes disk speed, so I would be surprised if you have to have a monster machine to edit this stuff. Maybe with Premiere, but probably not with FCPX.
Happy to see FCPX getting more love than hate these days. Lots of features, BUT still very stable. Unlike someone else's NLE... I'm looking at you, Adobe!
This is a fantastic device, and I really like the idea of working in the field on my Macbook, coming home, and working at full resolution and high speed at home with my 4k monitor. What I don’t like is that price tag. Of course it’s lovely, but do I need it? Nope. I’ll stick to my Akito Thunder 2 external box and Nvidia 1050ti for now. There are a lot of cheaper options on the market, but if you have the cash and a large enough production company, this is a no brainer, turnkey system bound to please. Plus it will impress clients and make readers on nofilmschool.com jealous.
I love my 2013 with NVIDIA. It's good to know Apple is going to eventually reach that high point with their laptops again. I think I'll wait another year before upgrading.
I’m really happy about this article and about this movie. I worked in FCP 7 for many years, tried FCPX when it came out but found enoug problems with it that I switched to Premiere instead, which I really enjoyed, but I kept FCPX around with the hopes that it would improve, and wow it really did. I didn’t intentionally abandon Premiere, but as I advanced my career and the pressures of speed became higher and higher, I began to cut more and more in FCPX just to save myself time (fewer clicks and keystrokes to do things, skimming filmstrips, key wording and lightning-fast exports really decided it for me). I am also a whiz at Apple Motion (again, not as full featured as AfterEffects but 100x faster to use once you are familiar with it). When Adobe switched to the subscription model I lingered on CS6 for a while until it wasn’t compatible with the latest MacOS on my new machine, and now I don’t even bother to install my Adobe apps anymore. Long live FCPX. ITS FAST!
Was my Sony A7s not full-frame enough or not 4k enough in 2014? Who is writing these articles? Not anyone who is either a journalist or a filmmaker.