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  1. If you compare the 2018 to previous gen MBP in some heavy rendering task you will see what everyone means by i9 being limited. The performance gain will be very small ~10-15% and in some extreme cases it can be worse as well. That is far from the ~50% performance gain that you would expect theoretically from using 2 extra cores. On the other hand, if you use a program that occasionally uses all of the cores at max for few seconds then you will see that performance boost. This is what the Geekbench measures and with which you can get ~50% better performance gain. As has been shown h
  2. That is with the iMac Pro right? Depending on the source of the footage that can be a decent machine. For example with H264 a normal mac might be fine, but for demanding codecs like MJPG or flavors of RAW then it makes more sense to go with the imac pro.
  3. I received a new macbook pro 15 yesterday. I suggest anyone that wants to upgrade from a >=2015 macbook pro to wait a bit or at least don't waste money on the i9 CPU. The throttling issues are a real problem and the performance improvements are tiny for heavy workloads in video processing. For photo editing it is much better and it might be worth the upgrade. There are plenty of throttling examples around, but here is one with FCPX in which disabling 2/6 cores improves performance! https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/18/how-macbook-pro-throttles-with-final-cut-pro-x/ Again I w
  4. You are holding it wrong @jonpais ? But yeah ergonomics with A7/9 line is not great. It might be fine with a pancake lens, but once you put something heavy you can feel the extra strain in your hand. The battery grip helps a bit, but still nothing close to the ergonomics of the Nikon Dx/Dxxx lines.
  5. You are going to drop $6.7K ? 2TB should be more than enough, and when necessary an external M.2 can be had for much less, no?
  6. IMO there are better options available than the expensive blackmagic egpu with an outdated AMD chip. The only reason to pick this is if you have a thunderbold monitor. NVIDIA should be a better choice for Resolve/Premiere.
  7. That is correct. It will work, but unfortunately the eGPU will not be used for rendering. That was not the case for older versions of macOS & FCPX, and I hope with maveric and a new version of FCPX this will change.
  8. VA Released in the states: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/usa-press-text-sony-releases-tweaked-rx100-va-with-boosted-performance/#disqus_thread No mic input but for many a better & cheaper solution to the VI
  9. The eGPU is still a mess on the mac side even though Apple has started to support it officially. While the MacOS changes have made it easy to plug an AMD eGPU, FCPX updates have actually made the performance worse. Fortunately, there are still ways to use an NVIDIA eGPU on the mac, but it requires custom scripts (not that hard), and mainly using Resolve or Premiere. The new Blackmagic eGPU is a waste of money. I would strongly advise anyone against it since it is $700 for an old non-upgradable chip. If you want to go the eGPU route, get an enclosure and a GPU that you can upgrade. It wil
  10. Sony engineers made yet another "hot" camera. At least it won't be easy to get dirt on the sensor with that one.
  11. Instead of going social, it would have been easier to just rent a professional cinema camera and try to imitate the look.
  12. "The Sony RX100 VI is a truly compact camera, baring nice features, like the 200mm ultra zoom and tilted screen. But with a price tag of $1200 and very limited audio capabilities, I cannot see many Vloggers using it." https://www.cinema5d.com/sony-rx100-vi-is-it-any-good-for-vloggers/
  13. In the same boat as well, but what I am saying is that even though the Sony ticks all the boxes it might be a pain in the ass once you start hitting the 5'/overheating limit. Personally I have decided to wait for the LX200. But if I had to buy a camera right now with the primary purpose being video, I would rather give up something from the OP's list than get the Sony.
  14. Born too early died too young. RIP NX1. May your footage live for ever. ?
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