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M1 refurb
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 27, 2021 12:18PM
working with a client who is rolling his own Vblog stuff on a 2010 iMac 27".
Short stuff, 10 -15 mins.
Slow going . I'm helping him with the audio fixes, but it is iMovie 9.
I'd prefer to export the audio, edit in ProTools and resync, but that is time consuming on this old boy.
Would a 2020 M1 8 core w/8G be able to run whatever is current iMovie without dragging it's feet?



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Re: M1 refurb
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 27, 2021 12:24PM
Yes. M1 MBA runs Final Cut Pro great too.
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Re: M1 refurb
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 27, 2021 12:25PM
I'm running Davinci Resolve (free version) in a base Mini M1. It's crazy.
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Re: M1 refurb
Posted by: clay
Date: July 27, 2021 12:28PM
I run FCP X with 4k ProRes footage along with Digital Performer 11 for multitrack audio editing on my base model M1 Mac mini (8gb ram, 256 gb storage). I would love something twice as powerful to speed up video encodes, but it handles those tasks quite well all things considered for a $600 machine (refurbed). Roughly equivalent to the hackintosh tower that it replaced that had 32gb RAM, 6 core/12 thread i5 CPU, and dedicated GPU, all for under 50% of the cost (and power consumption) of the hack.

I'd be willing to drop up to $3k on a headless Mwhatever when they come out with a faster version of the processor or add more ports or intro a model with even a tiny bit of internal expansion.



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Re: M1 refurb
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 27, 2021 12:37PM
base mini is $635 at Adorama (cheaper than a refurb?) and $650 at amazon right now. 1 day delivery for me.

Oh, and all M1s pretty much crush on video work. Hundreds or videos on YT that show the performance.





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Re: M1 refurb
Posted by: clay
Date: July 27, 2021 01:37PM
Refurb base mini available for $589 (plus tax) from Apple right now. [www.apple.com]
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Re: M1 refurb
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 27, 2021 01:45PM
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Refurb base mini available for $589 (plus tax) from Apple right now. [www.apple.com]

thanks for clarifying... must have been confusing it with the $599 price I paid for the wifes.





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Re: M1 refurb
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 27, 2021 04:30PM
thanks for the input. Figured as much.



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