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2021 MacBook Air M1 Chip Review
Last summer/fall I was thinking about upgrading my MacBook Pro. I got it around early 2011 and I just couldn't take how slow it is and how can't keep up with the footage I'm pumping out with my Panasonic Lumix GH5 DSLR camera. After doing only a little research I noticed all the talk about Apple coming out with their own processor chips. I thought I would wait for that but when they dropped they only started with their lower end models which makes sense. I then thought I could wait till the 16inch MBP came out...I was wrong lol. After working on some projects with Comfort (So You Think You Can Dance, Missy Elliot, Drake, Travis Scott) and dance duo Kevin and Dea (Pharrell, Daddy Yankee, BTS) I realized I needed something more powerful. I ended up getting the 2021 MacBook Air M1 chip. It has 256Gb hard drive, 8Gb of RAM, 8 CPU core, and 7 GPU cores. I wish I would've gotten the 512Gb hard drive but luckily I have a lot of external drives like my Western Digital. Although any upgrade from my this computer would be a jump...this M1 chip is extremely impressive. I'm blown away and am so happy I decided to get the Air. I'll either be trading it in for the 16inch MBP or keeping it and getting the iMac.
Saramonic Blink500 Pro B2
You can easily hear the crazy difference between just the regular internal mic and the wireless lav Saramonic Blink500 Pro B2 setup. I love it. I have it connected to a Panasonic Lumix GH5 with the limiter set and camera level set to -12db. I also have the Transmitter set to 4 out of 6 and the Receiver set to 4 out of 6. I processed the audio in Adobe Premiere with some plug-ins which are amplify, EQ (high and low pass filter), a compressor and limiter, and reduced the floor noise. If you're looking to get a setup like this I definitely recommend it.