m1 pro and m1 max support
I'm looking to upgrade my iMac 2020 to the new m1 pro or m1 max macbook pro. However I have found a couple of threads that mention that screenflow is not using 100% of the new m1 pro/max capacity due to a bug in video toolbox. What's the status on this? I edit 90% of my videos in screenflow and the reason I want to upgrade is that my 2020 27inch iMac is that it struggles with a 4k timeline with 3 4k streams. My videos are mostly made by 2 4k cameras connected to my imac with 2 elgato camlinks and my iMac screen. Which I record a portion of the screen to make it 4k.
I don't mind to much the export times as I usually export in batch at the end of the day, but the performance in the timeline is pretty bad with 3 4k streams. Does anybody knows if the timeline is good enough for this use case on the pro or max?
Nicolas Schurmann said:
creenflow is not using 100% of the new m1 pro/max capacity due to a bug in video toolbox.
Yes, there's an issue with Apple Video Toolbox which impacts hardware accelerated export. It affects programs other than ours. Apple needs to work with developers on this issue. The issue is predominantly around export. File playback is less of an issue. There's a lot of variability in playback depending on the codec and GOP structure. It may be best to hear from users with specific sources and workflows. Generally, you'll find the M1 series better at playback than the Intel series and may continue to improve going forward.