Rick TownhillRichard Townhill, Director of Pro Video Applications, Apple - Presentation FCPUG Supermeet, January, 2008 In this presentation Apple's Richard Townhill provides an overview of the top-of-the-line Mac and how it is optimised for video production. The workflows for various codecs in combination with Final Cut Pro are discussed, including: JVC's 50P, ProRes, RED, AVC Intra, XDCam EX, and HDV 24P, 25P, 30P, 50i and 60i Verdict There’s no denying that the 8-core Mac Pro is incredibly fast. The design is superb, though the case is ready for a revamp. We’d also rather have a cheaper entry-level desktop than increasingly fast units. The most useful tool on the planet for high-end video and 3D design environments - the Mac Pro remains exceptionally good value for money. watch the video...

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