Double launch for Apple19 December 2013
Apple has announced that the new Mac Pro is now available to order. The Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ECC memory. The company has also released version 10.1 of its Final Cut Pro editing software. The update features optimised playback and rendering with the dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro, video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI, and 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators.
The Mac Pro features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz and two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs. It boasts PCIe-based flash storage and ECC DDR, which gives it up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth for editing full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background. The company’s latest Mac Pro has six Thunderbolt 2 ports, each with up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per device. It offers support for up to 36 high-performance peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.
Updates to Final Cut Pro include the option to import media to locations inside or outside a library, custom project frame sizes, Project Snapshots allowing quick capture of a project state for fast versioning, 4K sharing to YouTube and an API for custom share operations using third party software.