The Mac Pro version featured in this turnkey has a 3.7 GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor along with 16GB RAM, a 256GB PCIe-based SSD drive for internal storage, and, most notably, two AMD FirePro D300 graphics cards. Having two graphics cards allows one card to dedicate itself to driving monitors or other external displays, while the second can provide additional processing power to Premiere Pro and other GPU-aware applications. By shifting computationally intensive tasks, such as transcoding video, to the GPU, the system is able to free up CPU resources for other tasks, helping make things run faster and more efficiently.
Adobe Production Premium CS6 is a suite of software geared toward digital content creation professionals, especially those working in video post production. Applications that are part of the suite include Premiere Pro for video editing, After Effects for effects composition and motion graphics, SpeedGrade for color correction, Photoshop Extended, Prelude, Story, Audition, Illustrator, and Flash Professional.
An 8TB hard drive RAID array is included for primary video storage, The RAID features a Thunderbolt 2 interface, allowing it to take full advantage of the 20 Gb/s throughput Thunderbolt 2 offers. RAID levels the drive can be set to include RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5. RAID 5 is often the most popular for video editors as it allows for a drive's worth of parity--meaning one drive out of the four can fail before incurring data loss--without taking a significant hit in speed compared to RAID 0.
Finally, a keyboard with Premiere Pro shortcuts is included, in addition to the normal Mac Pro keyboard. This special keyboard is color coded, and has Premiere's unique keyboard shortcuts mapped out. In addition, it retains the normal alpha-numeric markings so you can still use it for regular duties when not editing video.
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This Kit Includes:
- Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core)
- Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium for Mac
- Promise Technology 8TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 Raid Storage Array
- Bella Professional Series 3.0 Keyboard for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Apple Apple Thunderbolt Cable - 1.6'
- B&H Photo Video Computer Software & Memory Installation with 1-Year Tech Support
- Apple AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro
- Apple Magic Mouse