Pro video editor uses Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: ‘I love it’

“On the 27th October Apple unveiled their new line of MacBook Pros. Since then half of what I read online seems to be ‘Professionals”’ (those guys), telling me it’s not Pro at all, not Pro enough or not the right kind of Pro. How many of these people have even touched the new devices?” Thomas Grove Carter writes for The Huffington Post UK. “Very few.”

Carter writes, “I’ve been using the new 15” MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar) for the last week or so for actual work, so here’s my “Professional” opinion.”

“I’m an editor at Trim Editing in London, where we cut high end commercials, music videos and films,” Carter writes. “First off, It’s really fast. I’ve been using the MacBook Pro with the new version of FCP X and cutting 5k ProRes material all week, it’s buttery smooth. No matter what you think the specs say, the fact is the software and hardware are so well integrated it tears strips off “superior spec’d” Windows counterparts in the real world. This has always been true of Macs… For me, I love it and I think most people will do too… once they actually touch it.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Real professional Mac users get the new MacBook Pro.

As we’ve written many times: We’ve seen this type of reaction to the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar more times than we can count. It’s called “change” and, by the way: The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

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  1. Nah I decided I’ll wait for a new Mac Pro, if one comes (and if it doesn’t – c’est la vie). All pro uses are not confined to video editing. (I do like the fact proxies are now being used which makes cutting high res material easier.)

  2. Some of the “reviews” on YouTube – by ppl who haven’t seen or touched one – would be funny if not pathetic. Like people who’ve never played a guitar whaling away in the air during a rock guitar solo, I suggest we call these click-seeking exercises “air reviews”

  3. And meanwhile in the real world, a proper review from people who this laptop is aimed at:

    It’s a really good read, and makes painful reading for anyone who cares about the Mac that they’ve been using for more than looking cool in a coffee shop:

    “Stop making this commercial photography that doesn’t depict the real working professional. Just stop it. I’m highly suspicious that this laptop can keep up with anything current that RED is making at anything above 4K at a 1/4 resolution. I know because your 6-core MacPros with 128 GB RAM barely keep up on 4K footage from a Sony A7R II.”

    “First, allow me to point out that those two monitors you displayed in your photo (pun intended) are matte finish. It’s like you know what we want but refuse to make it. You acknowledge the importance of this feature but don’t include it in your “pro” versions as an option. ”

    I’m really worried what they are going to do to the poor iMac if this is anything to go by.

    MacPro & Mac Mini? I’d rather them let them die, or give them to a clone maker to develop,

    Also, stop it MDN.

    This laptop is a huge mistake for Apple (since when have we really been bothered by how many Mac’s Apple sells?)

    If MDN joins in the legitimate criticism of the direction Apple is going, maybe, just maybe they will have a rethink.

    At least do more than temporarily reduce the price of a few dongles and a monitor.

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