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pavel kryhut
iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:33:47 am

Hi,

what do you mean about iMac for FCP. I can buy iMac 27 (Late 2012) - core i5 (3.2 GHz) with GeForce GTX 675MX or iMac 27 (Late 2013) - core i5(3.2 GHz) with GeForce GT 755M . The model 2012 is about $350 cheaper then model 2013. I think that's better use the for buying more memory. in some test nvidia GTX 675MX is better then nvidia GT 755M. I'd like use iMac with FCP 7 (last project) and FCP X for multicam editing (16xHD prores) and sometimes i'll use iMac with Adobe After effects.

thanks a lot for information and sorry for my english
pavel


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Brett Sherman
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 6, 2014 at 2:55:03 pm

It may not be a factor for you, but one reason I waited to get the 2013 model was the new screen. The previous version is extremely glossy. The newer one less so. I find the glossy screens really annoy me. But I think you're right, the processing power difference is inconsequential. I think both have USB 3 and two thunderbolts so no difference there.



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Bret Williams
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:40:06 pm

Actually it's the late (december) 2012 that changed the screen. The 2013 (this fall) was just the haswell update. It's the mid-2011 that had the glossier screen.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:47:50 pm

I have a late 2012 iMac i5 and it runs FCPX well.

My only negative is that screen burn-in/persistent image issues seem to be common. Mine ran perfectly for 13 months and then developed image persistence about 10 days ago. Even ten minutes of using an app will leave a ghost mage on the screen when I switch to something else.

Apple say it's normal for IPS screens to do this. I say it's only normal if it does it out of the box. 13 months of no issue then suddenly a persistent image problem is a fault, not the normal state of affairs. My debate with Apple continues.

I believe that the issue has either been fixed or greatly reduced in the 2013 update.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
http://www.southerncreative.com.au | G+: http://gplus.to/jeffkirkland | Twitter: @jeffkirkland


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Bret Williams
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:05:32 pm

I had that happen one day like 6 months ago. Maybe 8 months ago. Then it miraculously went away the next day or after an update or something. I was all over the net searching for answers, recalls, etc. But it just vanished. Haven't seen anything since. I've had my late 2012 27" i7 since March 2013.

Apple really needs to start releasing products in January. It would make them look newer longer. Heck, the 2013 MacPro already sounds like it's a year old and hardly anyone has one yet!


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Craig Seeman
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:19:35 pm

[Bret Williams] "Apple really needs to start releasing products in January. It would make them look newer longer. Heck, the 2013 MacPro already sounds like it's a year old and hardly anyone has one yet!"

Or do what car dealers do. The late 2013 computers are actually 2014 models.



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Jeff Kirkland
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:45:51 pm

Yes, I've read a lot of stories about the persistence coming and then going away again. I'll keep my fingers crossed happens for me as well.

Personally, I find it almost too irritating to keep using the computer. I'm back to doing a lot of editing on my Mavericks hacked 2006 Mac Pro, which does a surprisingly good job of running FCPX.

Apparently Apple were replacing screens with persistence issues for a short while but when there was a flood of returns, they solved the problem by adding a tech note saying it was normal and giving some hints on how to get the image off the screen.

I'll certainly be cautious about buying any Apple monitors when I finally get my Mac Pro..

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
http://www.southerncreative.com.au | G+: http://gplus.to/jeffkirkland | Twitter: @jeffkirkland


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Bret Williams
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:48:16 am

How did you hack your 2006? I have a 1,1 and started the process, but couldn't get the firmware to update.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:03:52 am

Do a Google search for SFOTT (Sixty Four On Thirty Two). It's a small app that patches a Mavericks install image so it can boot on a Mac Pro 1,1 and other non-supported systems. You need a supported graphics card though.

Being a hack, the day may come when an OSX update breaks it but so far, so good. It's meant I'll get another year or maybe more useful life out of it.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
http://www.southerncreative.com.au | G+: http://gplus.to/jeffkirkland | Twitter: @jeffkirkland


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Bret Williams
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:41:45 am

I finally got it up and running. 10.9.2 on a MacPro 1,1. Just extended the life of that machine a little bit. Thanks Jeff!


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John Davidson
Re: iMAC 27" (Late 2012) or (Late 2013)
on Feb 7, 2014 at 1:20:18 am

We have two 2012’s and one 2013 that I got 2 weeks ago. They’re pretty comparable to each other. You’ll be fine with either one.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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