Mac Setup: Video Production Pro Workstation

Apr 18, 2015 - 23 Comments

Video pro Mac setup

This weeks featured Mac setup is the awesome workstation of Spiros P., the owner of a production company who has a really great pro setup.

Let’s jump in and learn a little bit more and see some more great setup pictures.

Tell us a bit about what you do?

I’m the owner of SpyVe Productions, a video production company. I’ve been an Apple user since 1995.

What Apple hardware is part of your setup?

Apple gear includes:

  • iMac 27″ Retina 5K (Late 2014) – 4.0GHz Core i7 CPU
    • LaCie Porsche Design P9230 USB 3.0 3TB
    • LaCie d2 Thunderbolt-2 & USB 3.0 3TB
    • Seagate Expansion STBX2000401 2TB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0
    • Internal drive: 256 SSD (From Apple)
    • Sabrent Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub
    • Speakers – Bose Companion 20
    • Dvd Drive LG SP60NB50
  • Mac Pro (Late 2010) – 2.93 GHz 12-Core CPU
    • Avid Mojo Dx
    • Matrox MXO2 Mini
    • X1 512GB SSD (From Apple) internal drive
    • X3 SEAGATE Barracuda 3TB internal drive
    • X2 CalDigit VR2 2TB External Hard Drive
    • X1 CalDigit AV Drive 1TB External Hard Drive
    • Dvd Drive
    • Blue Ray Drive
    • Speakers – M-Audio BX-5a
    • Mixer – Xeni 802
    • External Monitor Samsung B750 24-Inch
  • MacBook Pro 13″ (Mid 2011) – 2.7GHz Core i7 CPU
  • Dual Thunderbolt 27″ Apple Displays
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air (LTE model)

Video producer video editing Mac workstation

What do you use your Mac setup for?

I use the hardware for video editing and photography.

Video production professional Mac setup

What apps do you use most often?

On the Mac Pro, primary software includes:

  • Avid Media Composer 7.5
  • Squeeze 8.5
  • Juicer 3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
  • Apple Motion 5
  • Toast titanium Pro 11
  • Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate
  • Blue Ray Player
  • Clean My Mac 3
  • Gemini
  • Vlc

For the iMac 5K, software includes:

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • FX Factory
  • Apple Motion 5
  • Squeeze 8.5
  • Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate
  • Juicer 3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
  • Clean My Mac 3
  • Gemini
  • Vlc

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23 Comments

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  1. Benguin says:

    Really nice Mac desk setup!

    Looks like the answers got truncated or something though, I would be interested to know more about the hardware components and software used!

    • Spyros says:

      Thank you!!!

      The peripherals hardwares.

      On Mac Pro:

      – Avid Mojo Dx
      – Matrox MXO2 Mini

      Internal Hard Drives:
      – X1 512GB SSD (From Apple)
      – X3 SEAGATE Barracuda 3TB

      External Hard Drives:
      – X2 CalDigit VR2 2TB
      – X1 CalDigit AV Drive 1TB

      – Dvd Drive
      – Blue Ray Drive

      – Speakers – M-Audio BX-5a
      – Mixer – Xeni 802
      – External Monitor Samsung B750 24-Inch

      Softwares:
      – Avid Media Composer 7.5
      – Squeeze 8.5
      – Juicer 3
      – Adobe Photoshop CS6
      – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
      – Apple Motion 5
      – Toast titanium Pro 11
      – Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate
      – Blue Ray Player
      – Clean My Mac 3
      – Gemini
      – Vlc

      On iMac 5K:

      The peripherals hardwares

      External Hard Drives:
      – LaCie Porsche Design P’9230 USB 3.0 3TB
      – LaCie d2 Thunderbolt-2 & USB 3.0 3TB
      – Seagate Expansion STBX2000401 2TB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0

      Internal Hard Drive:
      – 256 SSD (From Apple)

      – Sabrent Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub
      – Speakers – Bose Companion 20
      – Dvd Drive LG SP60NB50

      Softwares:
      – Final Cut Pro X
      – FX Factory
      – Apple Motion 5
      – Squeeze 8.5
      – Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate
      – Juicer 3
      – Adobe Photoshop CS6
      – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
      – Clean My Mac 3
      – Gemini
      – Vlc

      I hope help you with this information.

      S.P

      • Spyros says:

        All Computers Running Osx Yosemite 10.10.

      • Spyros says:

        The Mixer is Xenyx 802
        Sorry About that..

      • Honestly, just skimming through and landing on the list . . . I was honestly surprised and immediately transformed my perspective, when I saw… “Clean My Mac 3” … and “Toast”. …granted Photoshop and good on ya with Motion, but no After Effects? Really? . . .
        Just glad to see FCPX on the list :). But . . . honestly . . . Clean My Mac? Really? Why? Just Curious. And open to actual validity.
        Open,
        Andy

        • Spyros says:

          The Clean My Mac is only for uninstaller part and old and big Files..

          Im not After Effects expert.. The Motion For me it’s ok for now.
          If I can find one Guy expert i have this program too..

        • Spyros says:

          New Apps Andy From Adobe!!

          After Effect CC 2015
          Media Encoder CC 2015
          Photoshop CC 2015
          Encore CS6

          Litle By Litle im Learning the after Effect!! I Loved!

      • Spyros says:

        NEW APPS ADOBE

        After Effect CC 2015

        Media Encoder CC 2015

        Photoshop CC 2015

        Encore CS6

  2. Farmer Bill says:

    Looks like he is a man of mystery.

  3. Mark says:

    Bummmer. I was actually interested in reading that one.

  4. Spyros says:

    Thank yoy Guys Appreciate it!!

  5. Spyros says:

    Many thanks to your team for helping me to complete ny profile! :-)

    S.P

  6. dougn says:

    Great setup feature! The formatting is displaying weird on my browser though, like there are too many line breaks in some of the lists.

  7. George says:

    Killer set up

  8. SirLight says:

    Hello, amazing setup!
    One question, on the screen on the far left, which software do you have? It looks a lot like pro presenter 5

    Thank you

  9. Brian Joseph says:

    What Software Is On The Double Screens?

  10. Brian Joseph says:

    what size monitors are those and what kind are their if you dont mind me asking

  11. Joakim Hogman says:

    Where did you buy your desk? Can you link the website if the desk was on a website. Dimensions in cm would be appreciated to! ;)

  12. Spyros says:

    I don’t Had notifications im sorry for the delay.. :(

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