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Ben Holmes
FCPX running at 2880x1800 on a Retina MBP
on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:08:25 pm

Here's the desktop - video is 1920x1080 50i:



Of course, the GUI is very small - and this is not the way Apple intends you to use it. Running at the 1920x1200 option you get this:



If you want to see good 'ol FCP7 with a 100% 1080i canvas, have a look here:

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/8/1161034


The point? Just for fun - but imagine a 30" screen running at 2880x1800 or higher. I think you can start to see the GUI work....

Ben

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Ben Holmes
Re: FCPX running at 2880x1800 on a Retina MBP
on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:20:16 pm

By the way - all of the above have been adjusted to give the much vaunted 100% HD video window. Here's the 'true retina' setting GUI with a 100% window:



Unless I'm missing something, not sure I'd ever use FCPX like that - no room for the inspector for a start. If you note the windows above all claim to be 100% for HD, it's obvious the scaled outputs give scaled HD...

Ben

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Jon Barr
Re: FCPX running at 2880x1800 on a Retina MBP
on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:24:22 pm

Hey Ben,

Thanks for these screenshots - very helpful!

Out of curiosity, what CPU and RAM are you running with this? How's the performance of FCP X?

Jon.


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Ben Holmes
Re: FCPX running at 2880x1800 on a Retina MBP
on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:28:32 pm

Hi John

I'm running the 2.6Ghz with 512Gb flash memory (read and write speeds of 400Mb/s+!) and 16Gb RAM. Performance is very 'snappy' - feels a little quicker than my 2011 quad-core iMac, and way faster than my 2008/9 Mac Pros.

As I said in the FCP forum thread, the weirdest thing is adapting to a display that looks sharp at so many different sizes. Although you only get the 'print sharp' text at 'optimised for retina' 1400x900, all of the 'more space' resolutions (which officially max at a 1920x1200 'equivalent') look super sharp as well - no scaling evident.

For info, I achieved the 2880x1800 resolution using the Wineskin hack (see other thread). It's surprisingly readable...

Ben

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Jon Barr
Re: FCPX running at 2880x1800 on a Retina MBP
on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:31:33 pm

"way faster than my 2008/9 Mac Pros" is what I've been waiting to hear! great to have it confirmed.

i imagine it's going to be even tougher adapting to that display when it's sitting next to an external Apple Cinema Display.


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Eric Santiago
Re: FCPX running at 2880x1800 on a Retina MBP
on Jun 27, 2012 at 6:13:49 pm

Im curious as to how this rMBP works with an Apple Cinema 30 (if its even possible) or (uggh the glare) Apple 27 TB.


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Ben Holmes
Re: FCPX running at 2880x1800 on a Retina MBP
on Jun 27, 2012 at 6:47:38 pm

[Eric Santiago] "Im curious as to how this rMBP works with an Apple Cinema 30 (if its even possible) or (uggh the glare) Apple 27 TB."

Hi Eric. I don't own either, but I'll try tomorrow with a 27" iMac - I plan on using this setup from time to time in the field, as it's a nice way to get a bigger desktop and a mobile system when I'm working out of a hotel on tournaments.

FWIW, the rMBP is still glare-y if the sun's behind you - but who edits outdoors?

Ben

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