I knew you’d sell your mother for an Etruscan vase. But I didn’t know you’d sell your country and your soul to the slime of humanity.
I don't know where you think the vast differences between os x and windows are, but as a user of both, i don't think there's that much difference. In fact i think Windows often performs better and doesn't lock you in constant upgrades.
As for physical components you can easily configure a pc with similar specs ata fraction of the price for this overpriced Mac Pro.
If you like Apple, still think it's hip, or have a soft spot for os x, and don't mind burning money, this is the way to go. For those on budget, or unwilling to be locked in an ecosystem that allows very little leeway, Resolve will run just as fast or faster on a pc where Nvidia is still an option.
Personally i think Apple's just missed the whole pro evolution these past years, has no advantage software-wise (even lagging behind with daw), and is now trying to catch up with an overpriced machine. How is that sensible policy? The entry 8-core 2008 mac pro was $2000, which was luring droves of pros into the platform. This is just folly, knowing how much these Intel processors really are worth when you plug them in any pc motherboard.
I agree. There are literally thousands of great composers out there, some of them still in in their teens, others a lot older, who are more than happy to score a half-decent film. When they get a great edit, they can really shine.
I think it looks great. I love this look.
You don't need a story. You just need awesome CG. Michael Bay has proven this conclusively.
I think in music recording there's an emphasis on music color that is totally irrelevant for sound production in post, with expensive compressors and mysteriously high-priced outboard that's of no value to any filmmaker.
That said, good compression is hard to come by. Many compressors add a lot of distortion and while that's cool for a vintage effect on your sound, it's undesirable for purity and clarity. Same with EQ. If it weren't for George Massenburg, we would all still believe in the inevitability of distortion, and then mostly phase distortion in the case of EQ. Learning to recognize resonances in sound and on location, i think is vital to getting good audio.https://vimeo.com/100724760https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBFqHo2z9Qhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xemqg8jkpQ
Microphones have become incredibly good value these past decades. With a little research it's hard to go wrong as there are so many good and inexpensive microphones out there. Still there's a reason why some expensive microphones continue their success. A good thing so many cheaper mics can be modded with better capsules for stellar performance at a lower cost.
When it comes to mastering, you really need to have good and often expensive gear. Some of this is available in plugins these days, like the MD3, which makes it more affordable. But i think it's best to get out and have it done in a proper facility or when you have the technical skill to rent a TC6000 or something, cause to my ears this is the only area in audio that has not been democratized and the expensive stuff really sounds better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alo2wDBMSFE
Audio is a vast vast subject. And sadly there are a lot of bogus claims made and a lot of oil snake sold. In the end you only get what you pay for up to a certain limit. After that, it's just sales talk and playing people's perceptions into buying something they cannot compare, cause our echoic memory is only 4 seconds, at least in most humans.
So yes it comes down to knowing your gear and knowing when to use it and when to get something different. A good thing YouTube is full of enlightening audio tutorials nowadays.