nachos

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Jun 7, 2003

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On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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VadymA: I don’t know much about mining crypto currencies, only that they require a lot of computing power, so it sound to me like these new type of machines are made specifically for this market. If they do substantially increase chances of mining a new bitcoin within one year, for example, this is a pretty darn good investment. Again, this is just thinking off the top of my head, feel free correct me if I am wrong.

This is completely, hilariously wrong. You could google for 2 minutes and see why.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:50 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: We recently ordered Dell Precision workstations at my job for Revit and Autocad work and it was €&£$% expensive and not very fast, and t takes a looong time to start (no flash/ hybrid disks). And I have to say that Windows is (still) as bad as it's reputation. iMacs are way cheaper and definitely faster and I would never, ever use anything but Macs if it was my own decisions.
(Have an iMac 27" and a MacBook Pro 13")

lol, no it isn't.

I mean, what else is there to say to such a useless post?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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panther fan: Please before somebody comments that 13.000$ is expensive:
Mobo with 10Gbit - 600$
Intel Xeon W -2600$
128GB ECC 2666-1500$
WX9100 Vega 64 16GB -1500$
4TB Pcie SSD -2500$
5K Display 10Bit -1500$
So we are already at 10300$ and some parts are still missing. Yes the computer is not cheap. But the markup is not insane

Apple's components aren't any better than the PC's that use the same. Their warranties are pretty mediocre too, with extended plans being fairly expensive compared to others in the industry.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: We recently ordered Dell Precision workstations at my job for Revit and Autocad work and it was €&£$% expensive and not very fast, and t takes a looong time to start (no flash/ hybrid disks). And I have to say that Windows is (still) as bad as it's reputation. iMacs are way cheaper and definitely faster and I would never, ever use anything but Macs if it was my own decisions.
(Have an iMac 27" and a MacBook Pro 13")

I was curious so I just priced out a Precision that has a spinning hard drive and they are basically the cheapest option found on sub $1000 configs. For the very low budget office...

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: We recently ordered Dell Precision workstations at my job for Revit and Autocad work and it was €&£$% expensive and not very fast, and t takes a looong time to start (no flash/ hybrid disks). And I have to say that Windows is (still) as bad as it's reputation. iMacs are way cheaper and definitely faster and I would never, ever use anything but Macs if it was my own decisions.
(Have an iMac 27" and a MacBook Pro 13")

Whoever ordered them was cheap because Precisions certainly have an assortment of SSD and PCI-E drives as an option. And they're still quite a bit cheaper than Apple, even with the on site warranty.

Don't blame windows for your poor/cheap decisions.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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panther fan: Please before somebody comments that 13.000$ is expensive:
Mobo with 10Gbit - 600$
Intel Xeon W -2600$
128GB ECC 2666-1500$
WX9100 Vega 64 16GB -1500$
4TB Pcie SSD -2500$
5K Display 10Bit -1500$
So we are already at 10300$ and some parts are still missing. Yes the computer is not cheap. But the markup is not insane

The kind of market that will spend this kind of money wants/needs easy upgrade ability and isn't all that interested in "all-in-one" with a display. They'll sell some of the lower end systems, but the high end? I see very few being sold.

The Mac Pro and its custom components didn't sell well either and its design is thermally limited preventing GPU upgrades - did they learn that lesson or is the imac pro also thermally limited?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
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Grumpyrocker: They're having a laugh with that 10 to 11 upgrade price. No thanks Phase One, you go into the same pile I left my Adobe subscription in.

Pro product aimed at the working professionals for who $10 a month is nothing. A beer and a half for an essential program...

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
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PankajDubey: All I know is that it is another 70 Euro for me after 3 months of purchase C1Pro 10 for Sony.

Annoyed.

Send them a message; they will often goodwill upgrades in this situation.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
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Monochrom: And of course by subscription only.

Ooh burn! I whine about whiners. So clever, you have slayed me internet guy!

I think its amusing that after all these years people still get on these threads to complain about subscriptions of software they will never use.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 00:05 UTC
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Androole: It's interesting that even in the scripted examples, it shows off just how limited the implementation is. The leash, the dog's tail, the man's right leg, the dog's left leg and his feet all will need to be masked in manually. And that assumes that this content-aware AI is an absolute wizard at figuring out hair transparency and is able to feather that in in a convincing way.

So while it's useful, and it looks like it might save a minute or two in producing the initial selection, the hard tedious work of refining all the individual edges is still fully up to you.

Then again, it really depends on the quality you're expecting. If you are the sort of user that doesn't mind the edge defects from the iPhone's Portrait Mode, this could be a miraculous time saver.

Anyway, on a scale from 1 to Impressive, this is certainly no Content-Aware Fill.

bjorn, fuego etc: Nonsense. Manual selections are great, but the name of the game is quality while saving time. There's no great secret to speeding up manual work - it's pretty slow. Slow costs me money. If there's a technique that maintains the necessary quality while speeding up the bottom line time cost, I'll use it.

Sometimes the auto tools save huge amounts of time - and sometimes they don't. Often they provide a starting point. That's okay. Just because it isn't 100% perfect does not mean it is 100% useless. For some reason, people on the internet often think that.

I make a living doing this and use all the tools given at some point. They all have strengths and weaknesses depending on the context.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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Adrian Green: What happens to the guys left leg and his dogs feet in the bottom pic?

It appears the retoucher only needs to spend 30 seconds or so cleaning it up, vs 3-5 minutes. That's big if you do this a lot.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
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Monochrom: And of course by subscription only.

lol, stop using logic and reason! Photoshop's a professional product, the whiners who don't have $10 a month aren't professionals.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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Androole: It's interesting that even in the scripted examples, it shows off just how limited the implementation is. The leash, the dog's tail, the man's right leg, the dog's left leg and his feet all will need to be masked in manually. And that assumes that this content-aware AI is an absolute wizard at figuring out hair transparency and is able to feather that in in a convincing way.

So while it's useful, and it looks like it might save a minute or two in producing the initial selection, the hard tedious work of refining all the individual edges is still fully up to you.

Then again, it really depends on the quality you're expecting. If you are the sort of user that doesn't mind the edge defects from the iPhone's Portrait Mode, this could be a miraculous time saver.

Anyway, on a scale from 1 to Impressive, this is certainly no Content-Aware Fill.

For professional users like me, cutting a minute or two is fantastic. Selections are often very tedious.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action (32 comments in total)
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princecody: Is DJI owned by Big Brother 🤔

They're pretty tight with the Chinese govt...so...yes?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
On article DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action (32 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: surveillance of surveillance of surveillance .... the snake eats its tail and we are all
diminished by this brave now world of everything and everyone watched .... with unequal access to the tools of the new paradigm .....

dji is starting to creep me out .... even the creepy military pentagon ghouls dont want it.or trust it .... that is telling

DJI is a Chinese company. That's why the pentagon doesn't use them. Same reason the Chinese military don't use USA vehicles...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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Tequila MockingjayBird: What happened here?

https://preview.ibb.co/dNRbDG/pixelshiftwhathappenedhere.jpg

Yes. Not exactly easy to fix in post either. The utility of this very limited at the moment it seems.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 21:12 UTC

The artifacts in moving areas are pretty bad and not easily fixed (scan around the windows of the building).

This reminds me of multishot studio backs we used a long time ago. They could only be used for truly static subjects - landscapes aren't really static, you have wind... - and we were glad to move on from them.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On article Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (198 comments in total)
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: 2TB for 40 minutes of video... That's like 6900 mbps. Holy cow!

Is the rest of the industry even ready to handle the sheer amount of data that this thing is capable of spewing out?

Transcode to lower res for editing. Still a lot less complicated than it used to be before non-linear editing became the norm.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
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nachos: Oh man, this thread is going to be full of people who think there is no Nikon equipment for sale anywhere in Brazil. Due to tax reasons all the local resellers sell gray market gear. That won't change and as the statement says, neither will servicing.

Warranty and servicing rules vary from country to country. In many places the refusal to repair gray market items based on where they were bought is flatly illegal if the customer is willing to pay. I wonder if all this gray market/not gray market stuff is becoming a headache for them, finally.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
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walker2000: Who is going to fill the gap? Sony, Canon, or Apple?

In some countries the gray market service policy is looser.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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