This post is for those looking at either the iPad pro 10.5 inch or 12.9 inch model. More than likely you already know the specs of both ipad pro models and are just looking for advice on which one to buy, based on size. Specs for each can be found for each at the bottom of this post.
I was in the same boat, looking for either an iPad pro 10.5 inch or 12.9 inch just a couple of weeks ago, summer 2018.
For most of my work I use my trusty 15″ i5 Macbook pro from 2010 with solid state hard drive by Samsung. If you’re computer or mac is running slow, I can’t recommend installing a solid state drive (SSD) enough.
For a lot of my YouTube video production I will film and edit on my iPhone using iMovie. For more advanced edits for clients or green screen work I will edit on my 2011 iMac 27″ i7 using final cut X.
As I started working on a few more YouTube channels, mobility was more important to me. I needed and wanted something more than the size of an iPhone screen.
Research shows that more people are using iPads for editing photos and video now more than ever. Since I really only use the Macbook pro for researching online and YouTube watching, it seemed to me I could get more done faster and easier with an iPad pro model. I WAS RIGHT.
The technology in an iPad pro is much faster in every way, even when going against my 2011 27″ iMac with 32GB ram for rendering and exporting movies, by at least 50%.
WHAT iPad PRO DID I GO WITH?
After long debate and many customer reviews later, I went with the 10.5″ iPad. Unfortunately I will not be able to help you with this. You should really check them out if you are unsure. I was almost going to order the 12.9″ since I will be using it for art and video editing most of the time. The larger the screen, the better, I thought.
Wanting to save some money, and seeing that most people were very happy with their 10.5″ ipad pro screen size, that is the route I took. I am very happy with it.
As you research, you will find that half the users love the screen size of the 12.9″ for what they do, while others really find the 10.5″ to be perfect. I find the 10.5″ to be perfect for me and I have used laptops and pc’s and iMacs of all shapes and sizes over the last 25 years.
for editing video I use LumaFusion and couldn’t be happier. It works just great on the ipad pro 10.5″ and has sped up my editing process tremendously.
If you are on the fence on whether or not to get an iPad pro I would say YES! These iPads are so much better than what you may have been used to just a couple of years ago with iPads. I can’t recommend them enough.
Now my workflow for most YouTube channels is to film with my iPhone and edit on my iPad pro 10.5″ Once editing is done I upload right to YouTube from the iPad pro.
If you have any questions or have chosen one over the other, let us know why.
IPAD PRO 10.5″ SPECS
- 10.5 inch Retina Display, 2224 x 1668 Resolution, Wide Color and True Tone Display
- Apple iOS 10, A10X Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M10 coprocessor
- 14 MP iSight Camera, True Tone Flash, Panorama (up to 63MP), Four-Speaker Audio
- Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life
- iPad Pro Supports Apple Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil
You can visit my YouTube channel, Rotter studios, for more videos on video and photography, movie reviews and demonstrations on the gear I have, including this iPad pro.
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My You Tube channels:
German Shepherd Weekly: Weekly short videos of my german shepherd, Leia
LEGO SPEED GUY: Lego speed build videos and entertainment
ROTTER studios: photography, film, movies, rants ROTTER TUBE REEF: saltwater aquarium care The Joker Box: The Joker Impression – Tribute to Heath Ledger The Joker Box on Twitch: online gameplay with The Joker Box
GEAR I USE:
PANASONIC LUMIX GX85 Camera: https://amzn.to/2wJHNjK
Panasonic 25mm F1.7 prime lens: https://amzn.to/2wwN5ix
Panasonic GX85 Batteries: https://amzn.to/2Ksac00
Canon XA11 Pro Camcorder: https://amzn.to/2rNMUK1
iPad Pro 10.5: https://amzn.to/2O1q5gz
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB Tripod: https://amzn.to/2IxYQq4
Fovitec Green / Blue backdrop screen: https://amzn.to/2IrDcbK
Fovitec Black/ White backdrop screen: https://amzn.to/2rTu18T
Blue Yeti USB Microphone: https://amzn.to/2JWT2vt
Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones: https://amzn.to/2K3hiLT
Professional Grade Lavalier Lapel Microphone
Y-Connector Audio Signal Splitter Cable for Lavalier Microphone
Headphone Jack Adapter Lightning Connector