M1 Chip – Final Cut Pro SPEED TEST on Apple 13" 2020 MacBook Pro

M1 Chip Speed Test – Final Cut Pro on Apple 13″ 2020 MacBook Pro.

We’ve just got the brand new 13″ Base model MacBook Pro with the M1 Apple Silicon. So we thought it would be fun to test the M1 chip with the new version of Final Cut Pro which has already been made for the M1 chip.

We’re also testing it against my current 2020 MacBook Pro 13″ with Intel i5 and 16GB of RAM. This is still the current model you can buy today!

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  1. Do you think this new machine support the older plugins on fcpx or any other software? Or they have the new one?

  2. Hello from France, can you repeat this test with 2 4k video files 1 hour long playing simultaneously? I am afraid that 8gb frame is not enough for long projects.

  3. To be fair to the intel MBP the export settings weren’t the same. Even the file size was twice as big. I have noticed that you chose apple devices when exporting the project on the M1 MBP with a file size of 400 ish mb. Whereas for the intel MBP you chose “computer” and the file size was 1.21 GB!

  4. I am interested in buying a MacBook Pro but I don‘t know what’s more important – RAM or storage. Should I go with 16 GB RAM or with 512 GB storage?

  5. I wanted to buy new iMac 27 at end of thia year, because my iMac 27 5 K is 6 years old, but id I see these results, I will definitly wait for the iMac 27 with the new chip.

  6. but on the old one youare exporting to computer that creates heavier files than apple device option

  7. Great video. I think you are editing on an external ssd. This would be a great tutorial for those who just want to purchase the entry level storage option. Just saying 😉

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