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FLOPS and Why They Matter for Video Professionals


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On Monday Apple gave us a preview of their new Mac Pro in the typical Apple fashion. Beautiful design, unique engineering, and a very simple look. They also announced some pretty impressive specs, including one that is only talked about when you’re shopping for a new supercomputer; 7 Teraflops. But what does that number mean and why is it important for a video production workstation?

What is a FLOP anyway?
This is a pretty technical conversation, but I’m going to attempt to explain it in as simple terms as I can. FLOPS stands for Floating Point Operations per…

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What is the New Mac Pro


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I found myself wanting to say a lot about the new Mac Pro reveal on Monday and twitter just wasn’t cutting it, so I’m going to post some of my thoughts here. I was amazed at the technology, but also initially a little upset (but not surprised) at the lack of the ability to upgrade this “Pro” desktop computer. It looks like Apple isn’t interested in making rack mountable equipment anymore, either. They got out of the server market a few years ago and with this announcement I think they’ve put to rest anybody’s dreams of a…

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