16″ M1 Max MacBook Pro: How Much RAM for Mastering HDR?

Several YouTubers have said that in 99% of cases, they saw no advantage to spending the extra money to upgrade from 32GB to 64GB RAM for the 16″ M1 Max MacBook Pro. Our findings may surprise you. We’ll begin with Final Cut Pro and Apple Compressor.

Now, let’s have a look at DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.

Update 11.01.2022: Memory optimizations in Dehancer Pro version 5.2.0 dramatically reduced memory pressure when rendering in DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.

We haven’t even tested with 6K or 8K footage, non-Apple codecs, other power hungry apps open, high frame rates, grading, power windows, transitions, titles, or tracking yet. Our recommendation? Absolutely go for 64GB RAM.

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