The thoughtfully built machine geared towards creative professionals has been an absolute dream for video editing, but at such a high price point, who is it really for?
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I envy your ability to test drive this machine. After 15 years of being a Mac guy, I replaced by video editing machine with a custom built PC. I edit with Premiere Pro and After Effects. I still create Blu-rays and DVDs with Encore. I colour correct with DaVinci. For me the Xeon processors and ECC RAM are a waste of money. The thermal throttling and the weak gpu are problematic when you consider the price tag. Windows has improved a lot. I've had my new machine for a month now and I'm very happy with my purchase.
The purpose of owning one is that you don't have to do all the work of configuring it manually. Making a PC from scratch is much easier said than done. Hobbyist/enthusiast might make the time for such things, but what is your bread and butter needs those components already assembled in an already working package, that is why people deal with the price gouge. Also, you don't have to worry about the hassle of dealing with drivers because if the hardware is built-in from Apple, they handle it, not you. It sucks having to pay so much for a product you can't repair yourself, but sometimes people don't have the time to deal with that. However, the big conundrum is that you have to rely on Apple if it ever fails and completely ruins the convenience factor of own such a product. It's a nice powerful machine, but like you mentioned in the video, it's a niche product. Even though there is that, if this is your business to own such a computer with that kind of oomph, you probably oughta own a back up computer ready in case and vice versa. If only those computers weren't so damn expensive.
Does it really matter how much your tools cost? No, at least not in my country where as entrepreneur i can make yearly substractions and after 3 or 4 years that imac would be worth of 0 euros but i can still sell it for decent profit as we all know how well they keep their price...in fact for small firms like i have using apple comps its much much more profitable and cheaper...my windows machines have much higher downtime even with onsite warranty, windows machines are just more unreliable compared to decent macbook/apple workstations...only machines in last 4-5 years which have been broken are all expensive business comps from dell and lenovo and in contrary not an single apple have break down.time is money and so on...and again, for firms it doesnt matter if your tool costs 4000 or 12000 specially in small business, longevity and maintanace free operation is worth for few extra €
I really wish Apple didn't stick their heads up their butts for FCP. I love how they took advantage of their hardware and how fast it can render, but I can't stand using the program. I don't need my NLE to be a backseat editor and assume where the clips should go or what clips are linked to what. I just need it to give me the tools and I'll use keyboard shortcuts to edit just as fast, if not faster as I'm not wrestling with the program to move clips exactly how I want them.
Problem here is that in two years it'll be obsolete, and you're at Apples mercy for when they want to release a new model to catch up. And even then, you have to buy a whole new computer at full cost. You can build a PC with the same components for the same cost, and next year when new architectures become available, you just swap out the components you need to swap out. It took Apple about 4 years to come out with a new "Pro" model, and it's not financially feasible for someone to purchase a new computer each time, specially if they didn't get their last $10k offering at launch but rather recently.
I said what if you dont need ECC memory for professional use like video editing and rendering etc, I didn't say you don't need ECC memory. All I am saying is you can customize the parts according to your needs if you build pc and save some money, Thats it. I am not here to argue. I use macbook pro, HP workstation, Ipad pro and I own iphone and android phone for more than 10 years. And I have build lot of gaming PCs as well so I have first hand experience. So I am not biased. If you have specific use case scenario for Imac pro go for it. But one thing I am positive is that more than 80 percent of Imac pro sales will be based on youtube or wedding videographers or short film or documentary film makers and the sale of Imac pro will be tiny percent of pro machines in my opinion.
There you go, you got the answer, Apple is charging 2400$ for 128gb but i can shop around and get for 1800. What if you don't need ecc memory but you want pro grade machine for creative purpose you can get that for 700$. What if you need more storage and securing the disk is more important then you can have faster ssd and slower hard disk in raid 1 but you dont have that option, all we get in Imac pro is high speed flash drive which is so expensive. I am a computer science engineer so I can give you thousands of reasons but you dont have to believe me if you think apple is giving almost at same cost as PC then all the data centers and labs were scientific calculation are used will use mac. But in reality, Mostly custom build pc which runs on linux and windows are used. Pro machine from apple is used only in content creation and few specific software. I am using mac from my childhood so I am not biased. Apple pro machines are not for pro it is just for wannabe pros and certain content creators like wedding videogrphers etc.
"one of the best" doesn't mean it's the best, stand above all. Pls try to understand things first be4 you put on any argument. And It's a 5k not 4k, not many brand out there have 5k display that suit pro print/photo/video work
lol no sir, if you try to build a similar spec PC it's actually $200-300 more expensive than this iMac pro, there's 1 youtuber did this but I forgot who he is, probably MKBHD? But yeah you dont really need to build a similar spec PC to get this power