As usual, Stu hits it on the head. 4k in the home is pointless. But he does bring up projection, where higher resolutions that 1080 could make a difference. But of course, the content currently isn’t there.
It reminds me, back in the SD days, when TVs and projectors weren’t actually 480 pixels high. You could get TVs with more pixels, even though the content didn’t support it. “Data” projectors were available with outboard “line doublers” so DVDs could play back at 800+ lines of resolution on 1080 projectors before there was 1080 content. I wonder if a similar thing may happen here as we wait for 4k content…
Digilloyd has observed and compiled a long list of bugs in the current version of OS X. He also talks about Apple’s general lack of quality in Mac software and hardware as their focus shifts to i-Products. I definitely agree. It’s interesting to read his take as he’s a reviewer, photographer and software developer. The network Finder errors scare me the most, as it’s the core of my business. I’m considering doing more integrity checks on my file transfers, especially the ones that are going off to archive.
It’s always interesting reading Larry Jordan’s articles because he deals with a segment of the editing market that I usually don’t deal with, mostly FCPX and more consumer-level hardware. But this is another shining review for the new iMac. I like the machines, but I feel like they didn’t have to make them so thin, which makes them harder to upgrade or repair. Thin portables make sense. Thin desktops, not so much.
In the last paragraph, Larry mentions that this iMac “blows the doors” off his Mac Pro. I’ve read similar things elsewhere, so I wasn’t that surprised. Mac Pros are getting old. But in the comment section he added his Mac Pro config – 2009 or 2010 MacPro 4,1, 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8 GB RAM, OS X 10.6.8. The new iMac is running OS X 10.8.2. Well, no wonder the iMac won. That Mac Pro is crippled. I get frustrated when I read reviews elsewhere online, comparing iMacs to Mac Pros using things like Premiere Pro, and the Mac Pro is running an ATI card. It’s obviously going to lose. When you read these comparison reviews, remember that theres a lot of variables when comparing such different computer systems. If you have an iMac with a Fusion drive, it’s only fair that the test Mac Pro should have an SSD. Otherwise it’s not a fair comparison and the iMac is going to win.