Manage episode 283376588 series 2437280
Speed test: M1 MacBook Air vs. Intel iMac Pro
Three surprisingly close video transcoding tests between the Nick’s new M1 MacBook Air and Griffin’s more expensive Intel-based iMac Pro.
A 42-minute timeline render in Final Cut Pro X*
*while full-screen recording in Quicktime
ProRes transcoded into 10mbps H.264 in Adobe Media Encoder
H.264 export in Final Cut Pro X
(The app Nick uses to monitor CPU usage/temperature is iStat Menus.)
For additional ports and connectivity,
Nick uses the TD-300 Thunderbolt 3 dock ($249) with his MacBook Air.
Griffin uses the USB-C HyperDrive ($100) with his MacBook Pro.
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