Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013)

Apple Mac Pro 4K Turnkey Workstation with Assimilate SCRATCH

Apple Mac Pro 4K Turnkey Workstation with Assimilate SCRATCH

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Apple Mac Pro 4K Turnkey Workstation with Assimilate SCRATCH Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013) Assimilate SCRATCH for Mac/Windows (Perpetual License, Download)

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  • 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Eight-Core
  • 32GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 1TB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs (2 x 6GB)
  • Six Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Four USB 3.0 Ports, One HDMI 1.4 Port
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Supports up to Three 4K Displays
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Assimilate SCRATCH
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  • 1Description

The Mac Pro 4K Turnkey Workstation with Assimilate SCRATCH from B&H combines a high performance desktop computer with comprehensive DI finishing software. The Mac Pro features a unique compact cylinder design as well as an Intel Xeon E5 processor, PCIe-based flash storage, dual AMD FirePro D700 graphics cards, and the Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system. Assimilate SCRATCH is capable of flexible acquisition, on-set dailies primary level color correction, conform, and full-finish post production, including high-resolution grading and 3D compositing.

  • Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013)

    From 2006 to 2012, the Mac Pro from Apple stuck with the same aluminum case, first made popular by the Power Mac G5. Now, the Mac Pro returns with a completely redesigned look. Apple revisited the architecture of the Mac Pro's internal components in order to maximize performance and minimize heat. With a unified thermal core, Apple opted for a leaner, lighter, and quieter structure that was more streamlined. The unique cylinder design stands just 9.9 inches tall with a diameter of just 6.6 inches, which allows it to be a professional workstation that can actually sit on your desk.

    The system is powered by an 8-core 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon E5 processor. The Mac Pro also has 32GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM and 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage. There are also dual AMD FirePro D700 graphics cards with 6GB of GDDR5 discrete VRAM each. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with fast-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The Mac Pro also supports a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks as well. The Mac Pro also features built-in Bluetooth 4.0, which allows you to connect wireless headphones, keyboard, mice and other compatible peripherals without a hassle.

    The Mac Pro has six Thunderbolt 2 ports and a high-speed interface that can move data at up to 20 Gb/s. That's four times the speed of the USB 3.0 standard. Speaking of USB 3.0, Apple added four USB 3.0 ports to ensure you have full native connectivity options with your USB-compatible peripherals such as external hard drives.

    iLife has a complete suite of digital creativity applications. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos, and compose original music. iLife includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

    iWork provides three apps to keep you productive. Pages allow you to make creative word documents. Numbers helps you make spreadsheets more visually insightful. Keynote allows you to create a powerful presentation, complete with animated charts and interactive tables with cinematic effects and transitions.

    Please note that this Mac may come with an earlier version of macOS. You can upgrade to the latest version through the Mac App Store app.

    Eight-Core, Late 2013 Intel Xeon E5 Performance
    This Mac Pro features a 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon E5 processor with 8 cores of processing power on a single die. And with 25MB of L3 cache, 40 GB/s of PCI Express Gen 3 bandwidth, and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions, you'll never be at a loss for speed
    Dual AMD FirePro D700 Graphics Cards
    Traditionally, professional computers have relied primarily on the CPU for their computing power. But as GPU performance has dramatically increased, software developers have begun to leverage that power in their apps. With the Mac Pro, Apple engineered an even more powerful GPU architecture. Not only does it feature a state-of-the-art AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU - it features two of them. And each is available with 6GB of dedicated VRAM and 2048 stream processors. With 7 teraflops of computing power between the two, you'll be able to do things like seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background - and still have enough power to connect up to three high-resolution 4K displays
    Every component in the Mac Pro is optimized for performance. That includes a four-channel DDR3 memory controller running at 1866 MHz. It supports 32GB of memory and delivers up to 60 GB/s of memory bandwidth, which means you can fly through even the most compute-intensive tasks in no time. And since it's ECC memory, your render job, video export, or simulation won't be stopped by transient memory errors
    Apple reorganized the architecture of the internal components as well as the entire enclosure of the Mac Pro. Its unique cylinder design is made with refined impact extrusion technologies for effective material use and a polished aluminum enclosure. It stands at just 9.9 inches tall with a diameter of just 6.6 inches, allowing you to place it on your desk
    The Mac Pro has next-generation PCIe-based flash storage, which is up to 2.4 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid state drive and up to 10 times faster than a 7200 rpm SATA hard drive. Most flash storage systems that connect via SATA buses are designed for slower spinning hard drives. But Apple designed the Mac Pro around new PCIe-based flash controller technology, which delivers the fastest solid state drives available standard in a desktop computer. So you'll have 1TB of storage that will let you boot up, launch apps, and even open massive files almost instantly
    Thermal Core
    Rather than using multiple heat sinks and fans to cool the processor and graphics cards, Apple built everything around a single piece of extruded aluminum designed to maximize airflow as well as thermal capacity. It works by conducting heat away from the CPU and GPUs and distributing that heat uniformly across the core. That way, if one processor isn't working as hard as the others, the extra thermal capacity can be shared efficiently among them
    Instead of adding extra fans, Apple engineered a single, larger fan that pulls air upward through a bottom intake. As air passes vertically through the center of the device, it absorbs heat and carries it out the top. By minimizing air resistance throughout the system, Apple was able to design a fan with backward-curved impeller blades that runs at fewer revolutions per minute, draws air more efficiently as it spins, and creates considerably less noise
    Designed with built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 ports, the Mac Pro provides flexible, high-performance expansion. And it has everything you need to build a workstation completely customized to what you need and how you work
    Thunderbolt 2
    Thunderbolt 2 combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into one high-speed, versatile I/O technology. Thunderbolt 2 delivers twice the throughput, providing up to 20 Gb/s of bandwidth to each external device. So you're more than ready for the next generation of high-performance peripherals, without being limited by the number of expansion slots inside your computer. You can connect massive amounts of storage, add a PCI expansion chassis, and work with the latest external displays - including 4K desktop displays and peripheral devices capable of broadcasting in 4K. And since each Thunderbolt 2 port allows you to daisy-chain up to six peripherals, you can go all out by plugging in up to 36 external devices via Thunderbolt 2 alone. Mac Pro supports a total of two DVI or HDMI displays when connected via the built-in HDMI port or using the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. To connect additional DVI displays, use an active DVI adapter such as the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter. You can connect up to six active adapter DVI displays. This requires a powered USB hub since Mac Pro offers four USB ports and you will need six to connect them all.
    I/O Connections
    The Mac Pro equips you with all kinds of connections for all kinds of peripherals. USB 3.0 gives you the versatility to hook up dozens of different types of external devices. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect to multiple networks. And an HDMI 1.4 port provides support for the high-definition televisions, projectors, and displays, including Ultra HD TVs. As you rotate Mac Pro to plug in a device, it senses the movement and automatically illuminates the I/O panel. So you can easily see the ports you need when you need them
    Access your network over three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi for high-speed wireless connectivity. For all your other wireless connections, the Mac Pro includes Bluetooth 4.0. It's the easiest way to connect your keyboard, mouse, and other wireless devices without having to physically attach anything
  • Assimilate SCRATCH for Mac/Windows (Perpetual License, Download)

    Assimilate SCRATCH is a comprehensive DI software that lets you take control of your digital workflow. SCRATCH brings together real-time data management, dailies playback and review, conform, editing, color grading, titling, 3D compositing, and finishing into a single, consistent software. The software also integrates via XML with other tools in your workflow.

    SCRATCH offers real-time full-resolution support and virtually all popular camera formats, including stereoscopic 3D workflows, and is fully ACES compliant. An advanced and scriptable XML back-end allows you to access your job anywhere via HTML, and integrate with other tools in your workflow, such as Nuke, Shotgun, Avid, and Final Cut Pro. You can also enhance SCRATCH with OFX plug-ins such as Sapphire, Beauty Box, Twixtor, and Neat Video.

    This perpetual license of the software that includes one year of support, maintenance, and updates.

    Color Correction & 3D Compositing
    SCRATCH seamlessly blends color correction with deep 3D compositing in one unified, real-time system. You won't have to interrupt your DI session because you have to send beauty shots out to VFX. Does your shot need a quick object replaced? Need to add a Sapphire Lens Flare? SCRATCH handles all these routine VFX fixes right in the DI session without stopping.
    Optimized for Real-Time, Client-Attended Interactivity
    SCRATCH delivers the raw performance that inspires collaboration with your clients. Play and review multi-resolution shots side-by-side and in real-time. Experience incredibly fluid, responsive grading and finishing sessions.
    Digital Tools for the Entire Post-Production Workflow
    SCRATCH delivers real-time data management, to dailies playback and review, extremely flexible conform, advanced color grading, unlimited versioning, titling, compositing, finishing, and mastering to a variety of formats.
    Unmatched Flexibility
    SCRATCH seamlessly integrates via XML with other tools in your workflow such as Nuke, Shotgun, Avid, and Final Cut Pro. Extend dailies sessions for remote review and comment or create the kind of automated workflows and client tools that, until now, only the biggest facilities could afford.
    Real-Time Full Resolution, Native Playback of Popular Camera Formats
    • Oculus Rift VR360 file format including Cylindrical, Equi-rectangular, and Cube formats, for output to a secondary monitor, or an Oculus Rift DKI or DKII
    • REDCODE RAW.r3d including monochrome footage. Support for multiple RED Rocket cards with DRX control
    • RED Dragon
    • ARRIRAW including new ASSIMILATE customARRI fast Debayer - built for significant speed while still preserving color accuracy
    • Sony F5/F55/F65 including 6K and 8K
    • SONY Mpeg-2 .mp4, .mov and XAVC HD/4K .mxf
    • Phantom
    • SI2K
    • Panasonic RAW, P2/MXF and AVCHD
    • Canon C500, C300, Magic Lantern (.raw and .mlv), 5D, 7D
    • Blackmagic Design Cinema DNG, BMDPocket camera
    • Vanguard Video H.264 encoding (Mac and Windows)
    • Aaton Penelope
    • Ikonoscop
    • GoPro
    • QuickTime
    • DPX
    • Over 50 additional formats
    Color Grading
    • Real-time, non-destructive primary and secondary color grading
    • Heads-up color grading interface and support for Avid Artist Color panel series or all
    • Tangent panels support - including Element
    • Source-side adjustments for mixed color space workflows
    • Match and auto grading
    • 2D and shape tracking
    • Keying based on Vector, Chroma, or Luminance
    • Controls for finessing keys
    • Integrated Histogram, Waveform, Vectorscope, and Color Curve views
    • Group shots, copy/paste color grades and reference libraries
    • Key frames and animation curves
    • Import and save 1D and 3D LUTs based on primary color grades
    • Support for a shaper LUT inside a cube LUT
    Finishing Tools
    • Shot Versioning: SCRATCH CONstruct manage multiple versions of the same 2D or 3D shots within the same timeline for easy comparison
    • Vector paint
    • Subtitling support
    • Apply OFX plug-ins to create a wide range of visual effects
    • Direct Output: Real-time tools for frame-rate conversion, image-resolution scaling, and frame-accuracy to monitors, projectors, and tape decks using both DVI and SDI interfaces
    • Multiple Deliverables: Create alternate versions in different resolutions, image formats and framing, all from a single source
    Viewing Options
    • Create dual views of any image in a project by quickly and easily selecting a version, a reference, a clip from any video track, or a color buffer
    • Compare them using one of two methods: a difference method, or an overlay method with opacity controls, and a 360 degree wipe
    • One of the dual views can be designated as an output view (showing the final result of a shot), while the other is a fully functional working canvas with access to even the deepest elements of a shot, including a complex composite or color grade
    • Intuitively manipulate any element of the working view and instantly see its resulting affect updated to the output view at full resolution and in real time
    Conform and Confidence Checking
    • Mix-and-match RED .r3d files with ARRIRAW or Phantom (or any other media format recognized by SCRATCH), even Canon DSLR, within the same resolution-independent timeline
    • Dual-View, Half-Mix and Side-by-Side comparison options
    • Quick Keys for moving through a timeline and edit tools for shot manipulation
    • AAF import and MXF integration
    • Import and export ALE
    • Final Cut Pro XML import
    • Final Cut X 1.4 support for conform
    • Shot log metadata import
    • Metadata search
    • Stereoscopic 3D versioning
    • CDL support
    • Output to multiple file formats such as DNxHD, DPX, ProRes (Mac OS version only) Tiff, JPG, Quicktime, MXF, and more
    • Export with timecode and metadata
    • Multi-layer timeline
    MyAssimilate Cloud-Based Portal
    The MyAssimilate feature gives you a portal to manage your SCRATCH tools and preferences, and share content.
    • SCRATCH Web - cloud-based channel to publish and share raw media for collaboration and review
    • Galleries - share looks, grades, and composites with other SCRATCH users
    • Project Repository - share and collaborate while maintaining a full project-change log
    • Download the latest version of SCRATCH
    • Licenses - manage your licenses and create an emergency license if needed
    • Create a user profile
    Metadata and Timecode Support
    • Sync timecode from multiple cameras (including stereo) with a unique "Match Timecode" function. Stack cameras into a single slot, then automatically sync the timecode all of cameras to one of them
    • Generate dailies by automatically naming clips based on any metadata field, including camroll, scene, and take
    • Create flash burns either at the top and tail of a clip, or throughout its duration
    • Capture scene and take metadata automatically from broadcast wave audio files
    • Automatically generate new timecode for DSLR cameras such as the Phantom, Canon 5D/7D and GoPro that don't support it; easily increment the timecode with each slot and even skip by user-defined intervals
    • Populate Avid AAF files with extended metadata, avoiding the double pass to access that ALE files required
    • Select, update, add, or remove metadata in a spreadsheet editor-style. Update metadata for a single shot or multiple shots at once, as well as update data by entering plain text or using formulas that contain other metadata items. New metadata can then be exported via ALE or XML to be imported into other systems or integrated with other proprietary tools
    • Match/find, load and apply looks to multiple shots in the form of 3dl, CDL, LUT or XML, and audio. This feature will search and match by name, time-code, or any common metadata items. In addition, artists can now auto-link audio files to shots purely based on metadata and file name
    Audio Sync
    • Broadcast wave support
    • Automatically sync to timecode or slate
    • Interactive waveform for sync
    • Interactive audio scrub
    Stereoscopic 3D Workflow Support
    Enjoy the creativity of a full stereoscopic workflow that provides consistent, intuitive feedback during the conform, color grading, and finishing process. Stereoscopic image pairs are automatically linked for versioning and real-time playback to a wide variety of stereoscopic delivery systems.
    • Check and adjust stereo with dedicated link and convergence controls
    • Bicubic controls for fixing 3D stereo images
    • Position elements relative to the screen plane
    • Immediately review decisions in stereo
    • Panasonic 3D stereo camera support with automatic stream de-muxing
    Live View
    The Live View function takes in the SDI signal from a camera and allows you to work and grade directly on the camera feed. It also takes in the camera metadata if available which is then displayed in the metadata stack in the Player module. In addition, the name of a SCRATCH Gallery item can be based on the metadata of the current shot (e.g. Live View). The grade set can then be easily linked to the recorded shot further downstream in the pipeline.
    XML Back-End for Flexibility
    Future-proof your workflow with an advanced and scriptable XML back-end that allows you to:
    • Automate SCRATCH to maximize productivity
    • Access your job anywhere via HTML
    • Integrate SCRATCH via XML with other tools in your workflow such as Nuke, Shotgun, Avid, or Final Cut Pro
    • Enhance SCRATCH with OFX plug-ins such as Sapphire, Beauty Box, Twixtor, and Neat Video
    • Built-in SQL database supports a full range of metadata
    Oculus Rift Support
    SCRATCH now supports the VR360 file format including Cylindrical, Equirectangular, and Cube formats for output to a secondary monitor, or an Oculus Rift DKI or DKII. With a Rift connected, these formats are mapped in real-time to Rift output, with full head-tracking support. SCRATCH will output in 360-mode with just a normal secondary display/monitor acting as a window into the virtual world, with real-time ability to pan, track, and tilt around the sphere. This means that developers creating cinematic content for the Rift now have a powerful tool that allows them to grade VR shots in real-time - whether or not they have a Rift headset.
    Vanguard H.264 Encoding
    SCRATCH includes ab H.264 encoder from Vanguard Video, LLC, so artists now have the optimal combination of bitrate, filesize ,and quality for their dailies and preview content.
    Copy & Consolidate Media
    Conform data from multiple sources, then make local copies or consolidate all media into a new single location. The consolidate can be monitored via a process queue and is a background process, allowing artists to continue working on the same or another project -- even exit SCRATCH -- and the process will continue until is completed.
    Additional Features
    • Fully ACES compliant
    • Support for the AJA Kona 4 video card
    • Updated supported camera and media formats, including Panasonic Raw, Magic Lantern (.raw and .mlv), BMDPocket camera (on OSX)
    • Updates on XAVC and XAVC-S to increase performance for 4k resolution
    • Support for a shaper LUT inside a cube LUT
    • Final Cut X 1.4 support for conform
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  • 1Description
  • Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Eight-Core, Late 2013)
    Processor 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Eight-Core, Late 2013
    25MB L3 cache
    Memory 32GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM
    Graphics 2 x AMD FirePro D700 with 6GB of GDDR5 discrete memory
    Storage (SSD) 1TB PCIe-based flash storage
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 6 x Thunderbolt 2
    4 x USB 3.0
    Display 1 x HDMI 1.4
    6 x mini DisplayPort (via Thunderbolt 2 ports)
    Connect up to three 4K displays or six Thunderbolt displays
    Audio 1 x Combined optical digital audio output/analog line out minijack
    1 x Headphone minijack with headset output
    1 x HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
    1 x Built-in speaker
    Ethernet 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45
    Wi-Fi 802.11ac (802.11a/b/g/n compatible)
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Power Requirements Line Voltage: 100-120V AC or 200-240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)
    Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz single phase
    Maximum continuous power: 450W
    Environment Requirements Operating Temperature: 50° to 95%deg;F / 10° to 35%deg;C
    Storage Temperature: -40%deg; to 116° F / -40° to 47%deg;C
    Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,400 feet / 5,000 m
    Typical Acoustical Performance, Sound Pressure Level (Operator Position): 12 dBA at idle
    Operating System macOS High Sierra
    Dimensions 9.9 x 6.6" / 25.1 x 16.7 cm
    Weight 11 lbs / 5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 9.9 x 9.8"
  • Assimilate SCRATCH for Mac/Windows (Perpetual License, Download)
    Minimum System Requirements
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.7 and up
    Windows 7 and up
    Processor Intel i7 Quad Core and up
    Graphics Any modern graphics card. Preference for high end graphics: NVIDIA Quadro / AMD Firepro. Note that on systems with standard Intel graphics not all features might be supported.
    SDI Output NVIDIA Embedded, AJA, Bluefish444, Blackmagic. Please visit Assimilate's website for specific supported models.

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Mac Pro 4K Turnkey Workstation with Assimilate SCRATCH is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mac Pro PowerUser So I finally broke down and pulled the trigger on the Mac Pro. So half season and many a moon later how do I feel about my purchase?I miss my twelve grand and my old lady,what the f#$$ was I thinking, and let me tell you when BH says no returns they ain't only talking about the product you ordered I've found it to be true of many things that have not returned,but outside of that I can't tell any difference between my quality produced work if I lay them side by side on my table,nexcept I feel.pretty cool when someone drives by and sees me up in the window with my pro,I wish they had more labels or colors to separate and differentiate us big guys from the leaser Pro crowd. Any word on the emblems or bumper stickers? This is what it's all who t all rite.
Date published: 2015-06-11
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