Very good news indeed regarding Retina support in redcine x pro! Can anyone confirm if mLink is x4 or x8? I am between the sonnet express pro unit and the mlink (and I am aware that one is shipping and the other is not) but regarding speed...are these units the same?
Thanks for your feedback on the set up.
Thanks for the quick response, dual screen configurations appears easier than I thought.
Leaves me sort of questioning if a Mac Pro tower is required anymore.
don't discount the heavy lifting a tower can still do. real pci express holds a lot more bandwidth. you still can't throw gpu's in thunderbolt expanders with mac os, and of course processing speed, ram capacity, etc. etc. will still all out perform a notebook. (whenever apple comes out with that new amazing tower I keep hearing about)
but it's really great that laptops are performing at these levels. having a tbolt expander has really let me be more mobile on jobs with a lot of company moves and doesn't need the horsepower of a tower. the options just help a person work so much easier.
Tried exporting both a 4k prores 444 and a 1080p 444 clip from redcine X without a rocket. This was a 35 second clip. Total time about 47 minutes for the 4K clip and a bit less- about 43?- minutes for the 1080p clip. I messed with everything from flut to sharpness, unsharp mask, alchemy, so this might have added something to the transcode. It definitely asks for a rocket if transcoding is part of your workflow!
Now, for the good news: I compared both these clips in quicktime, side by side, on this monitor. By the way, both playback smoothly! And watching the 1080p vs the 4K clip was like watching SD vs HD. No kidding. If you want to showcase a 4K piece for your clients and don't have a 4K portable projector, show it in this screen. You can immediately sell and show the added value of the extra resolution. Absolutely stunning. I took a screen grab and Its about 5mb. Its obviously a silly question but how do I post it over here?
EDIT-this autocorrect sure does some funny stuff. I think this would do great in a comedy! :)
Post it to flickr.
Ok, just signed up to flickr. Here's the link to the picture. I don't know if it did any funky compression but here in the retina the comparison is very noticeable on the original scree grab!
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