IamFilmguy by Ryan Brown
So it's a new day, new year, and once again another blow to the post community. Apple has been making some interesting or scary moves for us post people. What do I mean by this?! Well for starters users like myself have been using Macs for years! I've been using the Apple pro apps for years! Then FCP X was announced...wow that software looks so amazing..! That is what I and many others were thinking at the Supermeet in Las Vegas. At the last minute the typical jam packed schedule with various talent, vendors to share post secrets, their methods it was changed and left wide open for Apple. We were wowed by the next evolution in post production. Well as we all know that didn't quit play out the way we thought. From go the software was lacking many pro tools we all expected. I will agree now it's much better and a viable tool but with 2 years to wait for features...who can wait?! Same goes for their hardware. Last year Apple discontinued the MacBook Pro 17".
Many say oh it's no big deal they have other better faster cooler models. No that's not going to work for me! I love my 17" MBP. Why cause I just do! I love the larger canvas. Higher Resolution is nice on a smaller one...but I still prefer a larger Mobile!
So for me a mac guy let's think about a few options. You can now get smaller MBPs, you can get less powerful iMac(compared to MacPro all the additional slots, etc.)...or you can do something crazy..! You can actually look outside of Macs. Oh snap...here comes...wth would I ever consider that..?!
Ok so 2012 I was at Nab. I have been holding off like everyone else for the next amazing MacPro nearing two years of no refresh and sitting here in the dark with no answers. Well I happened to talk to someone who was like well go PC. I'm like hmm PC...oh no not that route! I mean no OS X, Windows sucks right?! Blue Screen of Death, too many hardware conflicts, blah blah blah. Hmm is it really true though. That's a good question?! read more...