How does Sony A1 8K footage playback on the M1 MacBook Pro in Final Cut Pro, Adobe's Premiere Pro and Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve?
We thought this was worth a post as although there are a lot of M1 tests out there, they haven't really tackled the comparison between the popular NLE's with 8K footage.
Max Yuryev tries to playback Sony A1 8K footage in the latest version of Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve. Have a guess which one does best?
Just a few caveats here. First of all, the version of Premiere Pro is a beta, so possibly slightly unfair to perpetuate its crashy history. Max isn't using the dropped frame indicators in any of the NLEs, so what looks like a full frame rate, might not be. Also we are not too sure that all the tests would hold up if the machine had to display each pixel instead of having a reduced screen size.
Just remember, this is the base model 13 inch MBP. Things will only get faster!