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    I dunno. You're just slinging cheap insults. ...

    I dunno. You're just slinging cheap insults.

    You just said nothing I posted is remotely true. So... where are your sources to prove your assertions that:

    - PCIe v4 is NOT taking off

    - AMD's...
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    I know! Since they're so profitable, it does...

    I know!

    Since they're so profitable, it does make you wonder why they have to charge such a massively high markup for SSDs. Or why they don't put a second input port on that $6K monitor.

    It's...
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    Well, while we've been waiting, my predictions...

    Well, while we've been waiting, my predictions kinda came true :)

    - PCIe v4 (something the not-yet-released Mac Pro can't ever support) has really taken off.

    - AMD's new Ryzen chips have been...
  4. Thanks for taking my suggestion seriously and...

    Thanks for taking my suggestion seriously and understanding it comes from a desire for artists being able to collaborate on a common platform, not a fanboy OS religion perspective :)

    RE: app...
  5. Oh I own plenty of Mac systems. Writing this on a...

    Oh I own plenty of Mac systems. Writing this on a $4000 MacBook Pro right now.

    Pity you're not interested in doing a Windows version.

    3D artists use PCs and are unlikely to change, as do a lot...
  6. Yup - Windows version please. I'm at Trailer...

    Yup - Windows version please.

    I'm at Trailer Park, a 500-person entertainment marketing company, and everyone is still trying to figure out what's a good Quicktime replacement.

    None of the...
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    Well, currently MacOS is behind in FPGAs vs...

    Well, currently MacOS is behind in FPGAs vs Windows because you can get FPGA cards for PCs and Windows right now :)

    They have even been used in the past in our industry (eg Quantel iO - I have...
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    I should point out that you can ALREADY preorder...

    I should point out that you can ALREADY preorder a PCIe gen4 SSD from Corsair - and it's reasonably priced too!...
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    Congrats DC! Yeah that's an awesome system ...

    Congrats DC! Yeah that's an awesome system

    BTW, there are a couple of ways to remap the Ctrl key in Windows - what works best kinda depends on whether you're using a PC or a Mac keyboard.

    One...
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    You could also just buy a 55" Samsung 8K TV with...

    You could also just buy a 55" Samsung 8K TV with the same P3 color space and around the same number of local dimming LEDs as the Apple XDR.

    $3500 including stand:...
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    Thanks Andrew! Very interesting stuff. Seems...

    Thanks Andrew! Very interesting stuff.

    Seems like the smart move (unless you're a developer) is to wait a year for everyone to code all the stuff that takes advantage of this, then buy a refurb or...
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    Oh hell yes. They would sell more of the high-end...

    Oh hell yes. They would sell more of the high-end Mac Pros too, I think. A lot of studios in our industry have gone PC because the iMac GPUs suck. And the Mac Pro is too expensive to be able to buy...
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    I would prefer do that, but Apple haven't...

    I would prefer do that, but Apple haven't announced prices for a good mid-level system yet.

    They always priced SSDs and RAM really high though. So I think then the price performance might get even...
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    In that specific SIMPLE case that suits AMD. I...

    In that specific SIMPLE case that suits AMD. I actually wrote a paint program once and wrote color correction, blurs, etc. Try something more complex, like facial recognition or machine learning...
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    Yeah but that's like saying horsepower is...

    Yeah but that's like saying horsepower is horsepower. Yes, it does have an effect on how fast the car will go... but isn't a perfect way to predict track times!

    You'll find that real-world use...
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    I'm guessing you don't deal a lot with 4K VFX...

    I'm guessing you don't deal a lot with 4K VFX shots! Burning through multi-layer 4K and above .exr files or uncompressed DPX files.

    When VFX goes to 8K, that's what you'll want a nice PCIe 4.0 SSD...
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    Oh yeah, totally agree. Also folks don't take...

    Oh yeah, totally agree. Also folks don't take software license costs into account - the hardware is often less than that cost per machine! For Avengers: Endgame I got us to upgrade to 48-core systems...
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    "Compute performance" is not a simple number like...

    "Compute performance" is not a simple number like that at all. Well, maybe if all you're doing is just simple denoising with Neat Video on 8K footage all day.

    And those pixel shaders you deride as...
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    Oh nice! Yeah if they bring nVIDIA support (or...

    Oh nice! Yeah if they bring nVIDIA support (or AMD or Intel get more competitive) this could be interesting.

    No interest in overpaying for that 4x-medicore-AMD GPU setup but that can be fixed in a...
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    Hmm, this is a kinda cool but also disappointing...

    Hmm, this is a kinda cool but also disappointing update.

    The individual components in the $5999 machine are pretty lousy so I guess what you're paying for is all the development costs of that...
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    I'll play along! Followed all you guys (except...

    I'll play along! Followed all you guys (except for Kwan who needs to post his username :)

    @bruce_allen

    https://www.instagram.com/bruce_allen/

    Will post some stuff from a twentyonepilots...
  22. The VFX house messed up. They should have worked...

    The VFX house messed up. They should have worked on RedLogFilm and previewed with a LUT, not baked the LUT in!

    That said, It would be very handy if there were inverse LUTs provided by RED to get...
  23. Yeah, still a lot of manual paint work to do. ...

    Yeah, still a lot of manual paint work to do.

    We do lots of retime work for big trailers (Avengers, Suicide Squad, etc), promos etc. Lots of clean plating, lots of manual paint and work! This AI...
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    Yep, you're crazy to try to do full-res 8K VFX on...

    Yep, you're crazy to try to do full-res 8K VFX on a Mac from a R3D.

    They're just not built to handle that stuff, no matter what Apple say :)

    Standard workflow is: render out to 4K (or lower)...
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    What?! YESSSSSSSS! The two things I requested......

    What?! YESSSSSSSS!
    The two things I requested... are the two things at the top of the "AWESOME STUFF WE ADDED" list.
    Super excited to get that Neat Video on! And super excited to be able to exr +...
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