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Dane Cannon
Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:08:26 pm

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/31/apple-questioning-the-future-of-its-mac...


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Margus Voll
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:19:24 pm

I hope BOXX machines on win will be supported then or somebody will make it work on efi with osx and boxx.

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Margus

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Margus Voll
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:22:14 pm

http://www.boxxtech.com/products/3DBOXX/8550x.asp?prodid=8550x

This one just explodes and is about twice mac pro.

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Margus

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Robert Houllahan
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:49:26 pm

Sorry but you could see that coming! They suck......

-Rob-

Robert Houllahan
Director / Colorist
Cinelab Inc.
http://www.cinelab.com

MAHC-PRO 6-Core 3X GTX285 20Tb SAS Wave Panel Panny 11UK SDI Plasma.


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Margus Voll
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:58:47 pm

as far as we can do our business it does not matter.

i would be missing osx. i hate win in that sense. maybe linux licenses could be
obtainable in the future.

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Margus

http://iconstudios.eu


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jake blackstone
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Oct 31, 2011 at 11:09:11 pm

I used to run Lustre on Win XP and now I run FilmMaster on Win7. I couldn't care less. Once I'm inside an app, it makes no difference what is it running on. Same goes for Resolve. Under Windows OS, computer can easily read pretty much any file format, from HFS+ To EXT3. Very handy. Obviously, for big facilities the inability to write standard scripts and not being able to use standard Unix terminal will be a big problem. But in the long run, I don't see the sky falling...


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Gabriele Turchi
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:33:57 am

i use SCRATCH on WIN7 and Resolve on OSX

as Jake said , during the grading experience it does not really matter at all ,
but everything around it ...well OSX is way nicer and Smoother ... copy data around , organizing folders , reinstalling the OS etc...

i would Miss that a Lot...

g

Davinci Resolve Control Surface
MacPro
Cubix desktop 4
2 Red Rockets
GTX470+GTX470+GTX285
24GB RAM
HP Dreamcolor
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Jason Myres
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 1, 2011 at 5:00:01 am

[Gabriele Turchi] "but everything around it ...well OSX is way nicer and Smoother ... copy data around , organizing folders , reinstalling the OS etc...

i would Miss that a Lot..."


Amen.

JM


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Omar Godinez
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 1, 2011 at 3:51:38 am

Agreed Jake. I can and will paint on any platform.

Omar Godinez
Colour Cafe, LLC
Dallas, TX

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Sascha Haber
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 1, 2011 at 9:40:34 am

Same here, after having the macPro for one year and being on BoXX before I say performance is more important than a simple OS.
I will keep the Mac for Office and online stuff, for for Grading I want power and not be limited in the way Apple does right now.

A slice of color...

DaVinci 8.0.1 OSX 10.7
MacPro 5.1 2x2,4 24GB
RAID0 8TB eSata 6TB
GTX 470 / GT 120
Extreme 3D+ WAVE

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Margus Voll
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 1, 2011 at 9:43:00 am

This 8500 boxx starts from 8500 what seems to be really entry level wo any memory etc :)

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Margus

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Ola Haldor Voll
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:34:39 am

I'll no doubt keep my Mac Pro. We'll see if I might buy a top notch 12-core one later on if they're available, and use it for TV series and other things that have a Prores delivered to me, and expect Prores in return.

For film or things shot on RED, I think I'll go with a Windows system. This way I can be flexible. Will cost a bit, yes. But it's about adapting to survive, right?

One thing is certain; from what I've seen about Windows 8, I'll keep Windows 7 for as long as possible.


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Margus Voll
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 1, 2011 at 2:04:15 pm

I think most machines will still work but new ones is hard to get as there is non.

Even my 2007 pro still runs really good.

To go even back in time Shake is working also but you can not buy it.

Server side was given of to friendly company that serves the xserve people now.
Maybe this will also happen with pro machines.

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Margus

http://iconstudios.eu


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Sascha Haber
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 2, 2011 at 1:21:06 pm

If i find a solution for running the GTX 470 next to a proper primary card, I will probably just upgrade the CPUs.
The chassis is still the best thing in computer world, hands down.

A slice of color...

DaVinci 8.0.1 OSX 10.7
MacPro 5.1 2x2,4 24GB
RAID0 8TB eSata 6TB
GTX 470 / GT 120
Extreme 3D+ WAVE

http://www.saschahaber.com


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Blase Theodore
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 2, 2011 at 5:45:51 pm

If a new mac-pro does manage to make it out the door, it will likely have at least 3 PCIex16 slots, which will be enough to throw 2 expansion chassis' on. At that point, we can beef that up to a 4k stereo system that will be good enough for the next 3-4 years.

That will hopefully be enough time for everyone to move from FCP to Adobe/Avid.

I think the Mac OS is clearly unrivaled, the perfect balance of good code base and well thought out UI. But the core dependency right now is FCP7/QT/Prores support. And thats gonna be around better or worse for the next 2-3 years.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 2, 2011 at 6:38:59 pm

[Blase Theodore] "If a new mac-pro does manage to make it out the door, it will likely have at least 3 PCIex16 slots, which will be enough to throw 2 expansion chassis' on."

Unless Apple reduces the number of PCIe slots in favor of Thunderbolt expansion. We won't know until the new Mac Pro ships, or is EOL'ed.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Margus Voll
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 2, 2011 at 7:07:08 pm

In 2 or 3 year we may already see 100 gig thunderbolt.

Then it really does not matter any more. External box for gpus etc is all good.

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Margus

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Anders Haavie
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 10, 2011 at 5:09:52 pm

I think the Mac OS is clearly unrivaled, the perfect balance of good code base and well thought out UI. But the core dependency right now is FCP7/QT/Prores support. And thats gonna be around better or worse for the next 2-3 years.


AMEN to that. I love my mac, and some of the pleasure of edit-color correct will disappear if I will have to use pc's..

Anders

Xraid-Xserve-Xsan-Xeverything


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Toby Risk
Re: Another reason why I'm glad to see Resolve on Windows...
on Nov 14, 2011 at 3:33:24 pm

Running a small post studio, with about 10 machines, I run Mac, Linux and Windows. They all have their plus points and all have their problems. But when a company like Blackmagic Design announces a Windows release of Davinci you know the writing is on the wall for the venerable old Mac's.

I first met Grant Petty of BMD in Indonesia in 1994 and was mightily impressed that he could drive a Sony BVH3100 one inch VTR from his Mac laptop's RS232 port. That night Grant established an engineering partnership which would eventually lead him to producing some ground breaking hardware and eventually Blackmagic Design.

Grant was and as far as I know still is a hard core Apple / Mac fan, and I know he's had good reason to dislike Apple over the years as well. But now it seems even Grant and BMD feel that Apple's enthusiasms are concentrated elsewhere.

Mac's have had the edge on style for a long time and if that's your thing then go for it. As for OS, gee sure, I enjoy switching the machine back to 32 bit mode just to read a NTFS hard drive, and it's real cool that I have to take my Nvidia FX 4000 OUT of the machine risking hardware damage, just to update the driver. As for networking. AFP is just pants, NFS sort of works and SAMBA is well, just SAMBA.

Shall we talk about RAM prices, GPU compatibility and my favourite subject FCP X / 'pro'apps (X where I come from means 'Wrong') What about customer support. It's got to be there somewhere right?

Apple survived through the nineties only because the pro / design market stuck with them. Now Apple have moved on and found success in other areas with the iphone and ipad. If you love your Mac's then enjoy, but Windows realises the CPU/GPU power of CURRENT hardware, not hardware which is 2 years old, which is essential in keeping a competitive edge in our industry. Linux is king for networking and reliability, albeit with a smaller application use.

In the end Apple are a hardware company and Microsoft software. Personal computing is a mature market. Apple couldn't compete forever with patents on technologies which only vary the users experience. They had to reinvent the user experience. They chose to do that with mobile devices, and did it superbly well.

Mac Pro's are good machines, but they are way behind the bleeding edge. And really if you were Apple, where would your focus be.

Personally, I don't want to be an 'also ran' customer. I want my suppliers to be hungry for my patronage.

Just my two penneth. :)

Toby

Colourist | Editor | Post-Production Consultant -- 23 years at the post-production coalface, and still loving it.


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