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Antoine
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Same 3min 8sec and 16 frames 4K footage in a 1080p timeline. External monitor attached to eGPU.
H.264 exporting duration and performance:

FCPX 10.3.4 duration export 8min 48sec, average 9fps

Export FCPX

Resolve 14 duration export 2min 48sec, average 28fps

Export Resolve

p.s. fps values = total frame/total export duration in seconds

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Antoine
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About the refresh of the MacBookPro line
https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/

When Apple presents the BlackMagic eGPU they show performance boost in Davinci Resolve and not in FCPX, which is absolutely fine and true but I got this message: Do not expect to use this eGPU box on FCPX! However if you want more performance on FCPX you could get the top of the line MBP or the iMac pro.

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Posted by: Antoine

About the refresh of the MacBookPro line
https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/

When Apple presents the BlackMagic eGPU they show performance boost in Davinci Resolve and not in FCPX, which is absolutely fine and true but I got this message: Do not expect to use this eGPU box on FCPX! However if you want more performance on FCPX you could get the top of the line MBP or the iMac pro.

Clearly BlackMagic have been handed an open goal here, I'm just surprised Apple are promoting other video editing programs but clearly hardware is where the money is, not FCPX which looks like they're actually sabotaging by disabling egpu rendering. 

I can't imaging them promoting Studio One or Cubase over Logic though......Odd

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Even though I like the solution. My first thought when I read it was:
WTF - so they are killing FCPX et al. as well like they did Apeture.

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kotlos
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I haven't used eGPU for a long time, can you guys tell me if in the current version of MacOS & FCPX an eGPU would just work and offer any meaningful performance improvement with a macbook15 ? 
From what I gather, the situation is still a mess , is that correct?

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Nils Andersson
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as @guideofgalaxy stated in another thread... using set-eGPU, Blackmagic eGPU, external monitor and leaving the MBP lid open FCP is (usually) using the eGPU when exporting. I tried BruceX and got 22 sec, almost 4 times better than without the eGPU 🙂
 

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silvioalessi
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Apple is waking up for EGPU support on FCP !!! Finally 

31 macos mojave egpu

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Thats subtle way of doing it Smile

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Jared Busch
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Posted by: silvioalessi

Apple is waking up for EGPU support on FCP !!! Finally 

31 macos mojave egpu

Whoa! That's awesome news!

So with the mojave beta, is that available and working right now?

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jdstephens
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FCPX finally supports eGPU in Mojave beta 5.

Testing 2017 MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 and my Bruce X tests on average were 44.63 secs.
Now with eGPU support the Blackmagic eGPU I’m seeing Bruce X tests on average of 21.37 seconds, that roughly 108% improvement. Very happy.

oh all this whilst driving a 5K LG monitor and an old HP 1080p monitor via HDMI.

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