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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 8:46 AM In reply to

    • Miguel
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    Re: ARM vs Intel: Which Macintosh to Buy?

    Hello Pat!

    The way I see it, a computer is always superceded, when a newer model is released to replace it. Intel MacPro will be the last to be addressed in the transition, i.e. in within two years, which in part is good news, since we've been witing for its latest refresh for six years - being superceded by the iMac Pro, in the meantime.

    Apple said it will suppport Intel Macs for years to come, in cryptic statements, without specifying more accurately what time frame would that represent. I think they wouldn't want to defraud customers who made large investments in such kind of Macs - some of which were about to jump ship to Windows,as I did.
    More than raw numbers, it's about reputation and reputation is business. I believe that they will not overlook it as they did in the past. In this regard, it's reasonable to think that the MacPro will not be obsolete anytime soon.

    Marianna already stepped in with information that Avid is already working on the subject and hopefully, we'll have news in a few months. Whatever comes out of that work will be the missing piece of information to answer your question properly.

    For now, I think we'll have to be on the lookout for these three developments, to be able to draw a satisfactory conclusion and make informed decisions.

    Obviously, this is my perspective. I'd like to know what others have to say about this. That's the purpose of this topic. Feel free to contribute to the discussion.

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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 11:15 AM In reply to

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    Re: ARM vs Intel: Which Macintosh to Buy?

    with the time taken for AVID to catch up with apple OS changes, will AVID still support mediacomposer on mac hardware?

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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 11:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: ARM vs Intel: Which Macintosh to Buy?

    I believe so.

    Not only there are a lot of Media Composer Mac users, but also, the Mac user base has increased in the past 15 years. The question is how will Avid do it and when.

    I think is best to recall what Marianna said.

    Marianna:

    The Apple WWDC just ended last week and Avid is working on understanding the impact of the Apple silicon announcement related to Intel and future Macs.  When we have information to share, we will deliver it at that time.....   We don’t expect to have any information for a few months......

    At this stage, we will have to be a bit patient and wait...

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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 12:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: ARM vs Intel: Which Macintosh to Buy?

    For many complex applications, familiarity and thorough understanding of the interactions of hardware and software are crucial to the success of the application.

    For buy-in to this mega shift there will have to be tangiblie benefit regards to application performance versus the obvious alternative.

    Some developers may decide supporting three environments would over tax their ability to develop and nurture already complex and costly products.

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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 1:46 PM In reply to

    Re: ARM vs Intel: Which Macintosh to Buy?

    Its worth bearing in mind the "cost" of supporting yet another hardware platform will have on Avids development.

    Currently we have 2 development paths Intel Mac Intel PC. With ARM Mac that will become 3 platforms for as lomg as they support Intel Mac.

    So for al the bug fixes and new feratures there will ber an additional overhead in supporting that 3rd platform.

    That will impact on develoment.

    I think it wlll also depend on what Adove and Resolve handle it as well. If they support all three then Avid may have no choice.

     

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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 4:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: ARM vs Intel: Which Macintosh to Buy?

    Pat Horridge:

    I think it wlll also depend on what Adove and Resolve handle it as well. If they support all three then Avid may have no choice.

    In Apple's Keynote, both Microsoft Office and... yes... Adobe Creative Cloud are already supporting ARM. Photoshop already runs in it. I believe the rest of the apps will follow.

    Unless the industry leaves the arena to Premiere and Final Cut, I would say it has to take part in it. 

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  • Tue, Jun 30 2020 4:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: ARM vs Intel: Which Macintosh to Buy?

    My lips are sealed.........   Huh?

    Off to help peeps - specualtion threads take too much time even while they can be fun.....

    Ping me if you see anyone that needs help.

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