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M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros, Monterey, and Screenflow

I just picked up today a newly released MacBook Pro with the new M1 Pro CPU and GPU chip in it and tried running the latest release of Screenflow (10.0.3) on it.

It is running macOS Monterey 12.0.1 with 16GB of Unified Memory on M1 Pro CPU and the 14" Built-in Liquid Retina XDR Display (3024x1964), and the latest version of Screenflow 10.0.3 installed with no problems.

I know that the new Monterey macOS, and the latest M1 Pro and M1 Max chip Apple MacBook Pros are likely not supported officially by Telestream yet in Screenflow. Just wanted to start this thread letting other Screenflow users know that Screenflow appears to be working OK (so far) on these new Apple machines/chips and the new Monterey macOS.

I tried using the Custom Apple Hardware encoder setting for H.264. Both H.264 and ProRes video encoding seems very fast on this new M1 Pro MacBook Pro machine.

Hopefully Screenflow will use the new dual dedicated hardware ProRes encoders and dual hardware regular video encoders to accelerate video encoding on the new M1 Max chip soon, as well as use the new single dedicated hardware video encoder and single hardware ProRes encoder built into the M1 Pro chip.

Thanks to the Screenflow staff for making Screenflow even better, so Creators can use the latest Apple hardware to the Max!

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  • Ok, I'll package up two of the screenflow files I created, one with two camlink4k input, and one with one camlink4k and the facetimehd camera.  When they are uploaded to dropbox, I'll send you the link

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      • CraigSModerator
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      • CraigS
      • 10 mths ago
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      Blair MacIntyre Noting that your Canvas and FacetimeHD frame size is 1760x1328.
      Is there a reason you're not using 1920x1080 or 1280x720? The camera might be underperforming at the odd frame size.

        

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  • I didn't set a canvas size, I don't know why it chose that, especially because the camlink4k is 1920x1080.  I had facetimeHD set to auto. 

    As I poke through the other recordings, the one where I recorded the desktop as well has a canvas that's the desktop size (3024x1960) but is also setting the facetimehd to that weird resolution.  

    I also tried a recording of camlink4k and the facetimehd where I set the facetimehd to 720p.  In that video, the canvas is 720p, and the facetimehd shows as 720p and the FaceTime exhibits the same jerkiness

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  • Hi! What’s the status on this? I’m looking to update my iMac 2020 with the new m1 MacBook Pro, either a pro or a max, I do 4K timelines at 30fps and my iMac struggles a bit on screen flow when I have multiple 4K streams, in particular 3. But I read that screenflow still have issues with this chips

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      • CraigS
      • 4 mths ago
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      Nicolas Schurmann If you have an M1 Mac (or even an M1 Max Mac) you can download the 10.0.5 trial and test. There's an Apple issue with hardware-accelerated encoding (other programs experience this as well) but you'd have to test and compare for playback and that may certainly vary by codec and GOP structure. Generally, I find the M series better at playback but by how much may be relative to the source.

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