Look inside a professional wedding photographer’s iMac Pro setup [Setups]


Jake Weisler's iMac Pro setup is totally pro.
A real "pro" setup.
Photo: Jake Weisler

Jake Weisler is a professional wedding photographer and a content creator for Full Time Filmmaker, which produces crash courses about filmmaking. So having lots of storage — a whopping 56 terabytes — is key to his success.

At the center of this setup is the incredible 27-inch iMac Pro. Weisler uses a Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard with the additional Numeric Keypad. He also sports an Azio Retro Classic Mouse, which actually has a leather topping for some genuine comfort. As an editor, he needs both a trackpad and a mouse because he uses them simultaneously to scroll, click and swipe.

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Whole lotta hard drives in this iMac Pro setup

For data management, Weisler goes to the big boys. A 20TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 sits at the center of his hard drive storage system. An additional 24TB G-Speed Shuttle Thunderbolt 3 is great for multistream 4K and 8K workflows. He also uses a Western Digital 2TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, a Seagate 8TB External Hard Drive and a SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable External Hard Drive. That totals 56 terabytes of storage — or $4,350 worth of equipment, depending on how you choose to look at it.

A pair of Audioengine A2+ speakers give him great sound while costing less than most noise-canceling headphones. His microphone — a Rode Complete Studio Kit — is made for pros.

The Anker 7-Port Data Hub gets him synced up in nanoseconds. The Nomad Charging Stand is a beast of a machine that eliminates any hot spots or dead zones.

Finally, Wiesler turns to Grovemade to hold things together. The company built a stellar reputation as the best in the accessories market. While expensive, Grovemade’s products scream high quality and are built to last. Wiesler uses a Grovemade Maple Monitor Stand and $140 Wool Felt Desk Pad, which he says is his favorite part of the entire setup.

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Via: @jakeweislerfilms

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