I’m new to the forum, I read for an hour and I’m pretty certain much of this has been covered, but just looking to get the facts. I truly apologize if I didn’t do enough forum homework.
I bought a new mac mini m1, out of the box with Big Sur, and ran a show on it yesterday. I did not know the issues with m1s, or the Catalina recommendations, and it did not go well. Graphically, the program outputs ran VERY choppy. The live streaming encoder was basically not functional, and the recording encoder dropped a ton of frames as well. I used mimo for two years before this and did not have problems at this level, so I spent an hour or so thinking I had internet connectivity issues.
It was so bad I ended the show, shut down and restarted the computer. After bootup it ran more smoothly, although it still dropped frames on both sides. I did not run any layers besides the main camera. The activity monitor usually showed over 50% idle, to as much as 70%.
So my question is, how much of this can I attribute to the new chip and Rosetta? I have another show on Saturday, should I be panic buying something else? Should I elaborate on the problems we had?
I love this product, it has done me very well in the past, just want to get back to rock solid. Again, sorry if this has been covered, I appreciate any help!