New MacBook Pros, Final Cut Pro updates and Apple staff on a podcast! Doesn't happen often, worth a watch.

In this episode of iJustine and Jenna's podcast, 'Same Brain' they have as guests Shruti Haldea, Product Line Manager, Pro Mac and Luke Tristram, Marketing Manager for the Pro Apps.

They talk about the new MacBook Pros and Shruti does mention again that the MacBook Pro with the M1Max chip will outperform a Mac Pro with Afterburner card when it comes to ProRes playback.

Just think about that for a moment.

They also talk about the new features in Final Cut Pro, especially editing the focus in Cinematic mode when Monterey is released next week.





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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.


BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!


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JoeEditor replied the topic: #116925 23 Oct 2021 12:29
It is very rare I actually edit with ProRes, and when I do, I never have issues, so don't understand why ProRes needs a hardware encoder. I've done ProRes multicams without issues. I don't get it.

I use a Mojave MA-200 for my voice work. I highly doubt built-in mics will match that.

When I get $5K to spend, I may get one.
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peppes replied the topic: #123817 25 Jan 2023 08:59
Im really doubting what to do and dont want to make the same mistake i made with buying the M1 mac mini.
Im intoo video filming. Mostly with my iphone's. When i stick with 1080P on the mac mini, no problems at all.
But soon when i switch to 4K HDR/DolbyVision or pro res this becomes nearly impossible. The mac mini get's so slow and after a while all i get is the wheel of dead and need to use the "forced stop".
Now i am doubting between the macmini M2 pro or the mac studio. I searched on youtube, google, but i cant get a clear advice.
Anyone that can help me?