The Mac Pro and Thunderbolt 2

PVC by Mark Spencer

What's the difference between Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2? And do you really need Thunderbolt 2 in order to work with 4K material?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training continue their 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K Final Cut Pro X editing system built around the Mac Pro.

In this second episode, they discuss the Pegasus2 R8 Raid and the Sharp 32-inch UHD display in a little more detail, with a focus on how much throughput capacity is required to use these devices. First, they demonstrate that with this system, they can play back 4 simultaneous streams of 4K video. But what is driving that capacity?

With the new Mac Pro, you can connect up to 3 4K monitors, or up to 6 HD monitors - but is that really necessary for you? read more...

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