When Mac Pro 7.1 (together a Catalina OS update) were launched last Fall, Apple stated that FCPX and Motion will take advantage of multiGPU Mac computers (due to Metal2). Even though my 2019 iMac 27" has a great Pro Vega 48 I thought that add a second eGPU would be a good idea. I chose an OWC eGPU external chasis (sales) and I bought a Radeon Vega 56. Today I think was a right choice
I have not done before/after tests because of I bought the iMac just when Apple updated FCPX and Catalina. But I can say that FCPX is able to use both internal/external GPU (as you know you can check the eGPU in render/share playback preferences). I don't know the total impact about renders time on your specific computer, but I think that you must also notice a substantial improvement
Scrubelicious wrote: I actually understand what AppleGuru is saying, this is something I have heard from students and users that I have interacted with.
Find me at least five tutorials in the same quality as you can find on VideoCopilot site.
Moving 3D Lines
Do you want high level Motion tutorials? OK, you could begin with Mr Simon Ubsdell tutorials
There are 150 video tutes " for god level " in Motion, enjoy it!
I'm very frustrated with pixelfilm plugins. I can confirm that Propatch 3.0 also crash fcpx and auto tracker doesn't work correctly. I'd recommend you plugins from Coremelt, Factory , Motionvfx , perhaps more expensive but in my case they have shown quality, stability and good support
Best and stay safe
IMO I think that with this computer setup you may have difficulty to handle 4K video files. Perhaps with proxies, low resolution, little effects, no composing , etc... you "could use it" . But if you want the superb Metal2 fcpx power you'll need a Mac with both better graphic card and processor.
I'd recommend you have a look to old Mac Pro 5.1 revamped with RX580 and xeon processors. OWC have a lot of them a very nice prices
Just for curiosity. Are you see differences if you select your internal GPU in playback preferences render/share GPU instead external GPU?
Happy new year!
I don't know how to do it correctly in FCPX because I'm a novice user (I come from Premiere and FCP- pre -X era) and it is a little odd to me how audio mixing is conceptualised in FCP . So I prefer exporting audio tracks to Logic and follow the classic DAW mixing style. But all you need is to understand the loudness concepts and how to apply appropriate audio plugins for your media destination.
Perhaps this article by Larry Jordan could be interesting for this question
I'd like to know from CF users what this plugin can offer to this moment. In other words, what am I loosing ?
* FCPX colour tools are amazing and very fast.
* There are already nice mask tracking alternatives (ie SliceX) .
* In the case you need something more sophisticated you can get for just 89 $ a plugin as ColorSynth.
* About LUT's, film emulations, etc.. there are lots of them in all prices ranges
Here Bruce test completed in 8.2 seconds
iMac 27 " 3.6 GHz i9 8 core / 64 GB RAM/ Vega 48 internal and Vega 56 eGPU