“Do you need a new Mac Pro or merely want one?” Anthony Frausto-Robledo asks for Architosh. “There can be a subtle difference often between those users who want a new Mac Pro and those users who actually need one. Are you more a Prosumer user or a Pro user? Are you a studio-based Pro or a small independent Pro? Does your production pipeline consists of the teamwork and interoperability of others or is it mainly just you?”
“Apple didn’t just wake up one day and say, ‘let’s make a radical new computer just for fun!’ The new Mac Pro is indeed a complete rethinking of what a desktop or workstation computer can be but it was built for a set of purposes,” Frausto-Robledo writes. “Chief among those is the film editing market and the effort Apple is putting into recapturing the hearts and minds of film pros who lost significant faith in the company after the Final Cut Pro X debacle.”
“For Final Cut Pro X users the new Mac Pro is low-hanging fruit. It’s a no-brainer…as they say. And the numerous test results demonstrate this. If Final Cut Pro X is your livelihood, you likely need a new Mac Pro,” Frausto-Robledo writes. “If you spend a lot of time in Final Cut Pro X, use Apple’s Motion and Compressor, if you are a Photoshop CC or CS6 power user, or utilize one or more of the OpenCL compute-intensive apps above than the new Mac Pro will likely greatly accelerate your workflow and be worth every penny in productivity speed-up!”
Much more in the full article here.