Adobe is teasing a little preview of what is to come in the new generation of the Apple Mac Pro.
In this video, Dave Helmly gives a quick tour of Apple’s New Mac Pro running Premiere Pro CC in various workflows including Multi Layer GPU Effects, 4K, Mixed 4K timeline, the power of Dual GPU Exporting vs CPU (software/CPU), and finally GPU-based debayer for Red RAW R3D files. Also featured in the video are a quick peek at the new LG 21:9 UltraWide QHD Monitors, Promise Pegasus 2 Raid, LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 and more.
The GPU-based debayer for Red R3D files is a big deal since it means that you can work the full 4K Red RAW files without the need for a Red Rocket card. When you consider the cost of a Red Rocket card at $4750, the Mac Pro doesn’t seem to be priced all that bad.
There’s no time frame mentioned about when this will be possible or which GPUs will support debayer for Red RAW R3D footage; however, I suspect we’ll hear a lot more around NAB 2014 next month.