New editing kit has arrived!

I’m going to take my new Mac Mini M2 out for a spin over the next few days. My current video editing software is Adobe Premiere Pro, however now that I’ve finished with Back to the BBS, I may consider trying one of the following below options. Before I do that, do you have any other software you would recommend, or do you have any thoughts? I’d love to hear from you!

Davinci Resolve

Pro Points:

  • Free of cost (unless the studio version), works across Mac, PC and to a lesser extent Linux (I never did get it working with NVIDA drivers).
  • Apparently used by Hollywood

Bad Points:

  • Doesn’t use the power of the new M2 silicon (yet?), so will use Rosetta on the mac, so it will render slower than both Premiere Pro (compatible with M1) and Final Cut

Final Cut by Apple

Pro points:

  • Apparently easier to use than Premiere Pro but still provides good results
  • The quickest option, uses the native hardware on the Mac Mini, so both editing and rendering will be super zippy

Bad Points:

  • Only available on the Mac, so I can’t edit on anything else. Might not necessarily be a deal breaker

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