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  • Sun, Aug 7 2022 8:39 PM

    • cunnin
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    MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro w/ 16gb RAM, 512gb storage

    Hi Avid community,

    I'm looking at the base 16" Macbook Pro as I can get it at a good price. In the Qualified Apple Systems document it states that 16gb is not qualified - however I am would like to hear how it was using it for those that have tried it? And if you have any optimization recommendations?

    Ideally, I should have had at least 32gb - but that is not an option for me this time around. Most likely will replace this base model in the future with an upgraded one, so the discussion is not about wether an upgraded one would be better (It would, obviously) but whats possible with the base model.

    cheers!

  • Tue, Aug 9 2022 10:41 PM In reply to

    Re: MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro w/ 16gb RAM, 512gb storage

    Hey! 

    16GB of RAM is fine. 32 should really be your minimum but everything will work with 16 GB. 

    What do you need the system for? offline editing?

    Editing Movie Magic.

    My Equipment & System Specs

    Media Composer Ultimate 2022.7 | Pro Tools Studio 2022.7 | Avid Play | Sibelius Artist 2022.7

  • Wed, Aug 10 2022 2:08 AM In reply to

    Re: MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro w/ 16gb RAM, 512gb storage

    From what I can gather, the memory usage with Apple Silicon is more efficient (aka less) than AMD/Intel based architecture. However, note that the memory is shared with the video processor. So in software like Resolve, you can easily consume 4, 8 or 12 GB of memory just for the GPU.

    That being said, Avid's video memory utilization is fairly low. 16GB should more sufficient for HD based projects and maybe in some instances, even 4K/UHD.

     

    MC 2022, W11, ASUS z690m, Intel 13900K, Gigabyte 3080Ti Waterforce, 128GB RAM, Samsung 980 Pro M2 SSD, BM Mini monitor & Dell UP2718Q. MBP 2019, Big... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Aug 14 2022 6:17 PM In reply to

    • cunnin
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    Re: MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro w/ 16gb RAM, 512gb storage

    Thanks both of you. I received the computer this week, so will test it out in the coming days. It will be used for a feature doc edit, preferably in 4k - but we'll see whats possible.

    cheers!

  • Thu, Sep 22 2022 11:11 AM In reply to

    Re: MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro w/ 16gb RAM, 512gb storage

    How did you find running MC on your M1 Pro with 16GB of ram? 

     

  • Sun, Sep 25 2022 11:25 AM In reply to

    • seballu
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    Re: MacBook Pro 16 M1 Pro w/ 16gb RAM, 512gb storage

    What's your feedback since August ? any problem with de 16GB ram ?  

    Macbook Pro 14" M1 pro 16GB RAM 1TB SSD / BM Ultra Studio Monitor 3G [view my complete system specs]
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