M1 Pro or M1 Max for Screenflow Editing?
Hi, I mainly use Screenflow to edit and produce videos. I'm thinking about upgrading my MacBook Pro soon and would like some suggestions on if I should go for the M1 Pro or M1 Max versions as there aren't many videos out there with comparisons or info since most of them are about Final Cut, Premiere Pro, etc.
I mainly do a lot of 1080p 60 fps videos but also some 4K 60 fps too. Would it be better to get an M1 Max or the M1 Pro?
Amaan Shaikh said:
That's good. I mainly use multiple streams of 1080p 60fps or 4K 60fps
So processing power can certainly impact playback.
I bought this up and there's interest in doing this kind of testing.
Today (11 Jan 2022) I upgraded to the latest version of Screenflow, 10.0.4, and I'm running MacOS 12.1. I ran the same export of a 4.8 GB, 24 minute screencast with no live video, just essentially narrated slides with a bit of animation and transitions, on my old 2019 MacBook Pro 16", and my new 2022 MacBook Pro M1Max with 64 GB Ram, 10 cores and 32 GPU processors. The 2019 MacBook took 7m 15s, ran at about 98C with noisy fans. The M1Max took 5m 45s, used all 10 cores and the GPU, sometimes jumped to 97C, but mostly in the low-mid 80's, occasionally ran the fan, which was noiseless and dropped the temp very quickly. The export parameters (used on both tasks) are shown below.
I'm somewhat disappointed at the relative speeds, with the M1Max taking 80% of the time of the 2019 MacBook. Are there still expected improvements to come with updates to Screenflow and Monterey?
JOHN HOWARD said:
Are there still expected improvements to come with updates to Screenflow and Monterey?
We're still looking at improvements. There seem to be issues specific to M1Max/M1Pro even compared to M1.