New MacBook Pro’s
Introduced recently to our inventory the New MacBook Pro offers improvements in performance and carries unique abilities possibly not yet fully taken advantage of, so we’ve decided to highlight what we think makes these new laptops such a strong tool.
They have a Touch Bar!…..ok, fun and actually does have several practical uses, though it’s not the main feature we’re interested in here.
The main features we are interested in are improved speed and processing power, extremely fast data transfer, cutting your backing up time dramatically, and finally dual 4K monitoring allowing two screens in addition to the laptop.
So, as you can see in the images we’ve taken, whilst putting ours through their paces, your able to run two monitors. We’ll very soon be receiving 4K 24” Eizo’s but for everyday usage there’s a few ways to setup your monitoring with any of our Eizo’s.
When shooting in studio you’re able to allow the digital operator a screen a laptop and have a 10meter extended client or photographers monitor. With this setup you’re gaining a screen and there’s no need for a battery back-up UPS, as the laptop itself keeps running should someone pull the power on you.
For outside and on location a monitor will only require 50w, the laptop only 60w (roughly) so you’re able to comfortably run a full digi cart on a portable 1K Honda generator for 10 to 12 hours easily, still having plenty left spare for other devices. If you are able to have a small geny at your location this is by far the easiest and most reliable solution when weighed against numerous lithium backups, it also provides far more power enabling the screens to be used.
USBC…. Don’t be afraid, yes Apple changed the connections, yes you need adapters. However, we provide a full complement of the adapters you’ll need, allowing up to 5 extra USB3 ports, HDMI, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, Ethernet. It’s actually quite simple and when viewed you almost have as many adapters in use as you would have in the past, factoring in a stable tethering solution.
Unfortunately for the moment the one downside to USBC is that it’s also the power supply port and our battery backup offering, the V-Mount kits are only Magsafe compatible. A new connection for these that uses USBC is imminent but if your shoot has to be on a battery the solution we can offer is our Godox 800x, this is a very strong option in itself and will run the laptop for a further 5-6 Hrs
If you’d like to learn more or come down, personalise and build your ideal package we’d be more than happy to run you through everything. Our camera department staff are only too pleased to ensure that you get what you need in order to have the smoothest running setup for your shoot.
For further information or to arrange a demonstration of this, or any item of equipment from our extensive product range, then please do not hesitate to contact our rental team on 020 7620 8500 or by email.