It has been two and a half months since Apple announced the new M1 SOC Mac mini, MacBook Air and 13” MacBook Pro. So after a good couple of months with a 13” M1 MacBook Pro, I thought I’d put together my findings to help those out there who are thinking of buying one.
I'm surprised how many folks I personally know, who refuse to update apps or OS versions for up to a year, but ran out and got an M1 Mac right away, and are now bummed out their plugins don't work due to the FxPlug 4 debacle.
If you're testing how fast FCP opens, be sure you're opening a totally empty Library. The size of the Library FCP is opening with will very much determine how long it takes to open. On my iMac Pro an empty Library opens almost immediately. A Library with a full 10 episode TV show season takes quite a bit to open.