There’s been a lot of talk about the new Apple Silicon M1 computers, both for and against. Now that they’re starting to get into the hands of a few people and companies like Blackmagic and Adobe are starting to release software optimised for Apple’s new ARM-based systems – even if they are just betas – they’re actually starting to look quite impressive.
In this video, Alex at Learn Color Grading took Apple’s bottom-of-the-line M1 Mac Mini, costing a mere $699, and installed the latest DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Beta on it. One question he’s been asked a lot is how well it handles 8K RAW footage and, well, he was happy to play. And… Well, it does shockingly well, actually. It even manages to motion track 4K footage in real-time!