Those who say it cannot be done... should get out of the way of those who are already doing it.
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Looking for some general strategy advice as I upgrade my systems for editing underwater 4k footage (XAVC footage from a Sony Z-100).
I'm currently using a late 2012 13" rMBP w/ 2.9 Ghz i7 and 8gb of memory. I'm shooting and doing dailies in the field, which is a bit painful with my current machine, transferring everything to multiple 2tb USB3 drives (that are likely too slow for the work I'm doing).
I then tend to edit back in the office- it's nice to have the ability to edit from the field, but not a requirement.
So, I'm considering the following options:
1) Upgrade to a maxed out 15" rMBP and purchase dual 4k displays, allowing me to do dailies in the field and then edit and preview 4k footage.
2) Upgrade to a Mac Pro (specs?), with dual 4k displays, and keep the 13" for dailies/travel.
3) Upgrade to the new 5k iMac instead of the Mac Pro, and keep the 13" for dailies/travel.
I guess a last (maybe best) option would be to go with 2 or 3, but also upgrade to the 15" rMBP, though I like the size of the 13" for the amount of travel I do.
Lastly, any suggestions for storage/drives would be appreciated considering I'm working in the field and back in the office... often for up to a month at a time.