Listen: Finding the Right Monitor for Your Mac Pro
"Bob Leo LaPorte teke Hi Leo. Welcome I'm I'M GONNA be getting the new a MAC pro. You're kidding and have you been saving your pennies carefully for the last five years. I have been you know. I used to use the cheese grater. Yeah a great classic computer. I loved it and then I but then I so but it got old and I got the new one the trash can. Yeah that that came out twenty thirteen or early two thousand fourteen. I bought it to still using it and I well. I'm still using it but I'm I'm excited to switch over to the new one. It starts the computer alone minus the wheels let alone. The screen. Mouse Monitor and keyboard is six thousand dollars in. Probably you know you're going to look at it and go. Well I'd like to maybe put a little more memory. Marie in a little faster processor Scott cost a lot of money. But it's for pros are what do you do. What are you professional video editor or so? So I'm a I'm a I'm a amateur slash. I mostly an amateur but I do video. I do video. I do Audio recording yeah audio maybe not so much although they did show a logic proof you do music You know record records. They showed the logic pro a project with. I can't remember hundreds of instruments. It's all playing at once and that's really nice. That means you got a lot of memory a lot of processing power then of course. Video is very demanding. And they can. They can not only handle multiple four K. streams simultaneously as long as they can handle eight K.. So yeah it I mean it makes sense and that's one of the reasons apple can charge so much for that because people are using it or using it for serious you stuff. They're not browsing the net and answering emails. So what what's your question about the MAC pro. Okay so my question is actually not about the MAC pro So I'm going to get the Mac pro the monitor the X.. To Your Monitor. Five thousand. Yes AH UNLESS YOU WANNA stand to go with. That's another south. I'm sorry I shouldn't laugh. Yeah you know there is fully the EXO so the next year monitors also an interesting story. It's not a monitor for the rest of us. It's a monitor that competes with very hi and monitors used by professional film graders and talk you know people who are paying now thirty or forty thousand dollars for a monitor. They look at it and they go. What only five thousand dollars for that? I'll get a stand and so they don't they. Don't mind that price but you're right you don't you you probably. They don't even a MAC pro. Frankly had used. You'll look at the I MAC pro. Yeah that's fine on the MAC pro. Okay Okay I don't WanNa talk you out of it. I think it's great. I wish I could afford one. Well actually I can. I could afford it but I wish I could justify it right. It's just it's I would love to have a beautiful. It's a IT'S A. It's a beautiful work of art but boy it's it's pricey work art so There are lots of good monitors what you want if you're doing video of course is an accurate monitor. You WanNa large honor you probably most video. Editors use multiple monitors honors. I know ours do because you might have the the the thing. You're editing full screen in one monitor and the controls and the other or the time line in the other you might mix that up to monitors is better than one so apple is going to. I'm sure continue to sell. I'm actually I'm sure I don't know what they're GONNA do. But I I would guess they're gonNA continue to sell the the five K.. Monitor that they haven't selling until they came out with the pro display so lg yeah the LG Five K.. And that's the ultra-fine that's excellent. That's an excellent monitor and it's expensive. You know since if you WANNA spend money you could also get less Expensive monitors I would look at a dual twenty seven inch. Or you know. Now you can get these ultra-wide excuse me ultra-wide curved screens that are Kinda wild the key for you is Frame rate probably. WanNa you know sufficient frames Danny Stuttering and color accuracy. But you don't need to spend all that money on the X T R. That's really not for you. That's for people who know they needed. Shall we say yeah. Yeah Yeah what what What frame rate should I be looking at? Well I just you want you want it Sixty you want to be able to sustain sixty because you you're going to be looking. I can't stuff that's sixty right so it you know that's fine. I think any any good monitor will be fine. You just You know nowadays monitors are often sold the gamers and they want a fast frame rate to they. Want at least sixty so I think any start with the L. G. and see if that looks good to you But I think maybe the way to go is to get a less expensive. Get to less expensive monitors or one really wide won A seuss make some very good wide. monitors extra wides Dell does too but DEL has two lines they have kind of consumer line in the high end pro grade line. Get the pro grade in any in no matter what God but you don't need to spend five grand in the Monitor. Your specifics at a"