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Mac Pro (Late 2013): External features, ports, and connectors (Apple KB)

Learn about the external features, port, and connectors on your Mac Pro (Late 2013) computer.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6067

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Mac Pro (Late 2013): Audio ports (Apple KB)

Learn about the audio ports on the Mac Pro (Late 2013).

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6024

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Mac Pro (Late 2013): Issues connecting a Thunderbolt device to another Thunderbolt device (Apple KB)

Plugging in a Thunderbolt device to a Thunderbolt peripheral, such as a Thunderbolt Display, can cause a pause in connected devices. This can interrupt printing, scanning, or other operations on Thunderbolt and USB devices which are not designed handle a pause and are connected to that series of devices.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5334

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P5 Backup XSAN to Windows Server (without using stornext)

I'm researching backup solutions for an XSAN that will soon be over 100TB, and had a couple of questions.

With P5, is it possible to backup an XSAN to a Windows server, without attaching the Windows Server to the XSAN using Stornext? Due to the size of the XSAN, it would also be nice if it were possible to do so using 10GbE (or similar). I want to maintain the ability to use XSAN features that aren't supported with Stornext clients, while being able to backup to our existing Windows infrastructure, and using something faster than GbE due to the large amount of data.

Not sure if it makes a difference, but the backup will be disk-to-disk.

Thanks in advance for any advice along these lines.

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The 2013 Mac Pro isn't the only member of the 4K Klub — 2013 MacBook Pro Retinas can too

You Mac pros don't need to wait for your Mac Pros to try 4K. The MacBook Pros can too, if you have one of the 2013 Retina models.

Here's Apple's KB article on the subject:

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The following Mac computers are capable of viewing 4K resolution via HDMI from Final Cut Pro X 10.1.

  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)

The supported 4K resolutions are as follows. Note that not every 4K monitor will support both of these resolutions, and 4096 x 2160 is only supported via HDMI at 24fps.

  • 4096 x 2160
  • 3840 x 2160

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Welcome to 4K — Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, ProRes white paper

Coinciding with the new Mac Pro, Apple today released Final Cut Pro X 10.1, adding support for the dual GPUs in the Mac Pro, 4K monitoring, and a LONG list of additions we've included after the break. The Mac App Store update is free for existing users.

Apple's also updated their ProRes White Paper to include details regarding 4K.

What's New in Version 10.1

  • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
  • Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
  • 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators
  • Libraries allow you to gather multiple events and projects within a single bundle
  • Easily open and close individual libraries to load just the material you need
  • Option to import media to locations inside or outside a library
  • Automatically back up libraries to a user-specified drive or network location
  • Project Snapshots let you quickly capture the project state for fast versioning
  • Audio fade handles on individual audio channels in the timeline
  • Add precise retime speeds by entering them numerically in the timeline
  • Non-rippling retime option
  • One-step Replace and Retime
  • Custom project frame sizes
  • Through edits displayed on all clip types
  • Join Through Edit command removes bladed cuts to clips in the timeline
  • Detach audio from Multicam Clips in the timeline to manipulate audio and video separately
  • Make video or audio-only edits into the timeline with Multicam Clips as sources
  • Blade and move audio in J- and L-cuts
  • Roll audio with J- and L-cut splits open
  • Option to hide the Browser to gain more screen space for viewing
  • Native support for .MTS and .MT2S files from AVCHD cameras
  • Used media indicators on source clips
  • Improved performance with large projects
  • Improved performance when modifying or adding keywords to many clips at once
  • Easily move, copy, and paste multiple keyframes
  • Option for linear animation with Ken Burns effect
  • Improved image stabilization with InertiaCam and Tripod mode
  • Import photos from iOS devices
  • Proxy and playback quality controls accessible in Viewer menu
  • Support for portrait/landscape metadata in still images
  • Effects parameters, fonts, and text size included in XML metadata
  • Improved support for growing media and edit while ingest
  • FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
  • API for custom Share operations using third-party software
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
  • Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou
  • Spanish language localization
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Mac Pro Available (to order) Tomorrow, December 19

Mac Pro

Apple today announced that the long-awaited Mac Pro will be available TOMORROW. Well, not exactly. It will be available to order starting tomorrow. We learned about base pricing a few weeks ago. Tomorrow we'll learn about pricing on CTO (configure-to-order) options, including 8-core and 12-core, GPUs, 1 TB flash storage, and much more. We'll let you know when we learn when they are shipping. Of course, please post your thoughts and experiences here.

The pricing we know today? 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage: $2,999. Same as above with 3.5GHz 6-core processor, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory: $3,999.

The press release is after the break.

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Password problems :-(

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Seems we have some password migration issues. And worse, the password reset emails are getting rejected as spam. Web hosting is so much fun.

I'm working on it. In the meantime, you can try to reach me at aaron -- at -- tekserve -- dot -- com.

Update: It appears that passwords didn't quite migrate as hoped. So you should instead use the Password Reset feature to set your password. Check your junk mail for the email...

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Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Xsanity

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Your eyes do not deceive you. Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Xsanity. We have a new platform, a new server, and plans for way more. Your logins should still work and all eight years of forum contact has been migrated (I think). Those front page stories from Geeklog haven't made the trip yet. It may take a more few weeks before that happens.

And we launched before the Mac Pro did. ;-)

And I have two people to thank.

One: Joel Samuel of /32 Consulting has provided the server and hosting. Little known fact: we'd been running on an Xserve G4 since our launch over eight years ago. Now, we're on some *cloud* server with a control panel and stuff. Not only is it fast, it actually will work. Now that's an improvement.

Two, and most importantly, Trevor "abstractrude" Carlson of Thumbwar — but better known as "that guy who knows more about Xsan than God" — was the number one proponent of modernizing Xsanity. Without his encouragement, we'd be still getting there, someday...

Xsan versions included with, or required by, OS X (Apple KB)

Learn which versions of Xsan are compatible with OS X.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1862

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