Saturday, 14 July, 2012

Old, 'previously enjoyed' Mac systems for sale

A friend, film-maker of repute, is letting go of his 'previously enjoyed' Mac systems. This is a sale that he does from time to time to refresh his setup, as well as, provide young movie-makers the opportunity to buy reasonably good and capable equipment for their aspirations.

There is a MacPro, 2x 23" Cinema Displays (non-glossy screen), a MacBook Pro 15" matte hires, and a MacBook Air 11"

All systems are in Mumbai and can be picked up against payment. I'm not revealing the identity of this gentleman at the moment. But please write to me and I can hand you over to him.

MacBook Pro 15inch High Res

Custom build for photographers and film editors.
Has High Resolution, Matte Display, Solid State Drive.
Comes included with added THREE year APPLE CARE warranty.

This is a special custom built system with a 1680x1050 display. So, DaVinci Resolve will run on it without the terminal hack.

MacBook Pro 15inch Early 2011
Serial Number: C02G832QDRJM
OSX Lion
2.2 Ghz Quad Core i7
AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5
128GB Apple SSD
Backlit Keyboard
High Resolution Display
Anti Glare (Matte) Display
Apple Care included

Under Warranty till August 18, 2014
Machine Condition- Like NEW. In Box

This is a top of the line 15inch Pro Custom Configured machine.
Rs 1,40,000
Cheque or Bank Transfer accepted.
Delivery on receipt of payment.

MacBook Air 11inch

MacBook Air 11inch 2011
Serial Number: SC02G1CS4DJYD
OSX Lion
1.6Ghz Core i5
128GB Apple SSD
Backlit Keyboard

Machine condition - Like New. In BOX

Rs 65,000
Cheque or Bank Transfer accepted.
Delivery on receipt of payment.
Under 1 year Warranty till September 9, 2012
Extendable by 3 years with Apple Care.


This system will work for Avid MC, FCP and Resolve.
To run Resolve faster, you can add a GPU

Mac Pro 2008 Eight-core Intel Xeon
Series 3,1
Serial Number: YM822053XYK
2.8 Quad Core Intel Xeon DUAL PROCESSOR
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
RAM Memory: 16 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
16 GB RAM (added 2012)
320 GB 7200 RPM Drive
Super Drive

Warranty Expired.
In perfect working condition
Will install OSX of your choice.
Snow Leopard or Lion

- Rs 1,20,000
Cheque or Bank Transfer accepted.
Delivery on receipt of payment.

Apple Cinema Display 23 inch HD DVI
two pieces

Matte Screen
USB, Firewire connectors at the rear
Warranty Expired
In perfect working condition
In Original box

Rs 35,000 each
Cheque or Bank Transfer accepted.
Delivery on receipt of payment.

Friday, 6 July, 2012

Smoke for everyone

About a week ago, as promised, Autodesk put out, for download a trial version of their newest version of Smoke called Smoke for Mac 2013

For this who want to try it out, it can be downloaded here...

If you're a Smoke editor with years of experience, and you rush there and download it, be prepared for a shock. The entire interface has been changed. Working methods are different. There's right-click nearly everywhere.

And if you're not a Smoke editor but a FCP or Avid editor, then too be prepared for a shock. Particularly if you've tried to learn Smoke many times and given up because the interface wasn't something you could clearly understand.

Smoke 2013 is the first attempt by Autodesk to make Smoke easy to use. And make it similar to Avid and FCP. Hopefully, it will drive many editors to try and use it.
To help master the interface, Autodesk has videos up at their Smoke YouTube learning site...

Here in India this Smoke will be available as a product from about September. But, if you're in a hurry and can work with the limitations in the trial software, you can get a complete Smoke system for about Rs 7 lakhs. And that's with HD/2k capable storage of 10 TB and full dual link 4:4:4 HD video in and out.