“Apple will set the video industry ablaze when it introduces the Mac Pro in the next few weeks,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“Mac Pro speed isn’t just about the quad- or 6-core Xeon E5 processor, it’s also about the industrial-grade workstation GPUs inside the system. These best-in-class systems work seamlessly (thanks in part to Mavericks technologies such as Open CL) to deliver huge advances in graphics performance from a machine that’s quiet and small enough to fit onto your desk,” Evans writes. “Thunderbolt 2 devices are coming — and they’re coming in quantity. The biggest European video industry trade show, IBC, took place in summer and saw a huge array of Thunderbolt 2 devices put through their paces by vendors including: Promise, AJA, Black Magic, Indigo, Sonnet, mLogic. LaCie and CalDigit’s focus on Final Cut X supported their promise to deliver Thunderbolt systems as soon as they can. Signs are that NAB 2014 will see a flurry of supporting devices on show, and all at their best when used with a Mac Pro.”
Evans writes, “Don’t be too surprised Apple’s shelved its Apple television plans for a year or so. As I’ve said before, the move to deliver 4K support within the Mac Pro is on trend with industry direction, but you’re still going to have to wait a little while until there’s enough available 4K content to underscore the Apple TV/iTunes UltraHD video rentals service that’s going to be the central push of the new toys. ”
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