Just received the new Retina Macbook Pro and am doing some simple tests. No Rocket. Already downloaded Redcine-X Pro 14. Software available for test is Redcine X Pro FCP (7 and X) and CS 5.5 (not installed yet) . Any tests you would like please ask. However, cut me a break since I don't do high end post, I leave this to the specialists. This is a "director's" editing machine.
Very first impressions so far:
Love the screen. The Glare is noticeable less to previous non mate Macbook Pro's and are quite workable in artificial light environments. Still haven't tried outdoors. Weight is significantly reduced from previous generation. Boot up is incredibly fast, much faster than my 2009 Macbook Pro with a 3rd party SSD.
Redcine X initial impressions: Transcoding to Prores is a bit faster than my 2008 Macpro, and playback works well at 1/4 quality for 5K footage. User interface, however, just looks too small in this 15" screen. Maybe a new layout configuration can be provided by Red to take advantage of this beautiful screen? I certainly miss the 17" size for basic image manipulation. Right now, the Redcine X UI just doesn't suit very well this small screen. Exported a 2K clip to see it in playback and it looks gorgeous. Still haven't tried exporting a 4K clip to see how it performs. Will report back in a couple of hours or in the next few days, if time and work permits. All in all, very happy with the purchase.
Will have to place an order to the Sonnet Expansion box to put my rocket pretty soon. Since this Macbook Pro is outperforming my Macpro, I might go full mobile until the next generation Macpro comes.