Unless you are doing serious motion, an iMac is ideal for a stills shooter. Get an Eizo or NEC for critical color work and get to work.
Agree. I would not worry about Macs if for still
However, I'm noticing here (during this year) still photographers
Buying peecees for their "extra" motion works, even
On people who were pc allergics and all mac equiped.
The only little hassle is that the prores writing is not
Cross-platform. But in any case, the motion industry
Can't rely any longuer on codecs that block the game.
Prores is good,commercialy unviable.
There are other options like dnxhd 444 for adquisition, recently implemented
In the Alexa, and for archiving-mastering jpeg2000.
Even in democratized motion, raw video is on the corner
And as it became fashionable to edit and compo
Natively with consummer codecs, this practise
Requires lots of power. But for stills ? Mac is a great choice.
There is nothing that goes into serious composite into a codec form,
but sequences of Tiffs or Open Exr wich requires less calculations
but mostly bigger storage. And even so, people with Mac will be able
to cut comfortably with the new Macs, just that there will be faster
options out there, but I see the difference will be critical more on applications
like Smoke or Avid DS where the operators generaly do all the pipeline with
a single software intead of fragmentated, or people who work 4k
natively with accelerators. For those, it's probably time
to look at peecees.
The big deal is Prores. Because it's really the 4x4 codec suitable for
everything. But not the only one. The set to go from pc to mac and vice-versa
just to keep the prores writing is no fun and time consumer.
Be very aware of that. On pc you will read your prores
Material but have to conform to another grocery.
In fact, for the people who are doin motion but not involved into the
profesional chain as we know it, FCPx plus the new Macs could
in fact be a better option than peecees.
It would work fast and easier to learn.
When I think about it, those new Macs aren't that bad,
there aren't just for everyone's needs, like FCPx.