“It’s been twenty four hours since we started to use the new Mac Pro with Final Cut Pro 10.1. We thought we would post our initial findings on the hardware, the software and the combination of the two. We also publish a jaw dropping video showing just how many effects you can apply to a RED 4K clip without frame dropping,” fcp.co reports. “A must watch!” [see below]

“It’s been a busy but exciting time in the office over the last day, we’ve been testing out the new 10.1 update for FCPX on a new Mac Pro,” fcp.co reports. “Let’s start off with the hardware. Our Mac Pro is a fairly well specified machine. Inside, the processor is 3.0GHz 8-core Intel Xeon with 25MB of L3 cache (there is a 12 core BTO), 64GB (4 x 16GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC RAM (maxed out), 1TB PCIe-based flash storage (largest available) and Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each. That’s a lot of grunt.”

“I’ve been testing editing 4K media with FCP X 10.1 on a new Mac Pro. It’s been points out to me that I could quite possibly be, at this moment in time at least, the person with the most experience of working with FCP X and the Mac Pro outside of Apple,” Editor and Trainer, Chris Roberts reports. “So, here’re my thoughts…”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Fred Mertz" for the heads up.]