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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Upgrading my MacBook Pro for Photo mechanic


Iím looking at upgrading my MBP now, wondering if anyone has feedback on using 2021 or newer with photo mechanic : meaning, between all the extra bells and whistles options (higher Gb, larger SSD, higher CPU, higher GPU, M1 pro max or whatever itís up to now) will going absolute top available options really that dramatically reflect in the speed of my photo mechanic workflow? ( Iím still on El Capitan lol ) Iíve never hesitated to drop serious $ for my Macs, however the price tag hasnít ever been quoted to me for over $4K Ö wondering if anyone here on these forums have yet seen distinguishable differences commensurate to appleís price differences?


Nov 28, 2022 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Upgrading my MacBook Pro for Photo mechanic


(Thereís useful info on the camerabits forums, like the place to invest is in getting the fastest SSD, but I still canít tell if anyone has been able to actually compare current MacBook Pro options to see if photo mechanic actually performed differently.)


Nov 28, 2022 at 04:18 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Upgrading my MacBook Pro for Photo mechanic


Photomechanic isnít too computer resource sucking.

Iíve been using it for 15+ years.

The photo/ video editing is much more of an issue than PM will ever be.

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Nov 28, 2022 at 05:19 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Upgrading my MacBook Pro for Photo mechanic


There are some reports of performance issues with PM 6 on macOS Ventura so best to be careful and read their support forum if buying a new Mac. Also, PM 6 is NOT M1 native so it runs in Rosetta which means you may not get the full performance benefit of the new Mac even if it runs ok on Ventura. It should still be better than an Intel Mac.


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Upgrading my MacBook Pro for Photo mechanic


Currently running PM on my MBP M1 Max (2021) w/32 GB Ram & 1TB SSD. Verses my older 2016 MBP, PM kicks butt on the M1 Max even though it's via Rosetta. Use it heavily for on-field editing and submitting both before half time and at the end of each soccer match. Currently running Monterey. Will upgrade to Ventura once PM sounds like it's ok to do so on their forum.

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Nov 28, 2022 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Upgrading my MacBook Pro for Photo mechanic


Thanks guys!
Yes!! Iíve been using PM for 15+ yrs now, too, heavy on-site workflow for sports, too - Thats the setup I was leaning towards, Schlotz , from 2016 MBP, too lol- this sounds like a good plan, to keep it in Monterey until PM catches up (hoping it wonít be toooo longÖ) Thanks so much!

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Currently running PM on my MBP M1 Max (2012) w/32 GB Ram & 1TB SSD. Verses my older 2016 MBP, PM kicks butt on the M1 Max even though it's via Rosetta. Use it heavily for on-field editing and submitting both before half time and at the end of each soccer match. Currently running Monterey. Will upgrade to Ventura once PM sounds like it's ok to do so on their forum.




Nov 28, 2022 at 09:48 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Upgrading my MacBook Pro for Photo mechanic


Yes, I saw that on the forums and is precisely why I was asking if there have been any comparisons so far, if I can gage which setup will work the best. Havenít been able to really find comparisons for PM performance

jwpstl wrote:
There are some reports of performance issues with PM 6 on macOS Ventura so best to be careful and read their support forum if buying a new Mac. Also, PM 6 is NOT M1 native so it runs in Rosetta which means you may not get the full performance benefit of the new Mac even if it runs ok on Ventura. It should still be better than an Intel Mac.




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