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andy patterson
Re: Why FCPX?
on Oct 6, 2017 at 3:21:58 am

[Gabriel Spaulding] "Apple's Pro Apps run much faster on lower powered machines than are required to run Premiere Pro (for example) at similar speeds. This is not a critique of Premiere Pro —I am merely pointing out that the Pro Apps are better optimized and specs alone do not always paint an accurate picture of reality."


If I switch of GPU acceleration on my PC, FCPX can play more layers of H.264/AVCHD on the Mac Mini than I can using Premiere Pro on my PC. If I enable GPU acceleration on my PC it will kick the crap out of FCPX running on the Mac Mini.

If you have a low spec laptop with an i3 CPU and no dedicated GPU and edit h.264/AVCHD then FCPX will have a big performance advantage over Premiere Pro. FCPX uses Intel's Quick sync but that is nothing to brag about because Premiere on a PC with an i7 and GTX 1060 can hold it own against a $3,000.00 Mac Pro. You FCPX users leave that part out.

Performance on a low spec system is a non issue because my Mac Mini costed $990.00. A $990.00 PC running Adobe would out perform FCPX on a $990.00 Mac Mini hands down for editing. FCPX would render faster for h.264/AVCHD but that is all. I admit FCPX would run better on the Mac Mini than Premiere Pro but like I said it is a moot point when you put Premiere Pro on a PC against FCPX. FCPX will loose every time! Keep in mind a $699.99 Mac Mini using FCPX will render h.264/AVCHD faster than a $6000.00 Mac Pro.


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