Apple introduces new Mac Studio with M2 Ultra chip

Apple has just announced a brand new Mac Studio, now fitted with the newly announced M2 Ultra. So, is it the next big leap for Mac video editors? Let’s take a look.

Mac Studio: Tailored for video editing

With the option of Apple’s M2 Max or the latest M2 Ultra, the new Mac Studio looks to provide unprecedented performance potential. According to Apple, it’s up to six times faster than the most powerful Intel-based 27-inch iMac and three times faster than the previous-generation Mac Studio. This is great news if you’re a video editor dealing with large file sizes.

Performance that impresses

The M2 Ultra-equipped Mac Studio pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in a compact workstation. It delivers twice the capabilities of the M2 Max and is Apple’s most powerful system on a chip (SoC) to date. With a 24-core CPU, up to 76-core GPU and a maximum of 192 GB of memory with 800 GB/s of unified memory bandwidth, you’ll be handling your video editing tasks with unprecedented speed.

Built for video editors

The Max Studio offers faster rending times and real-time playback of multiple 8K streams than the previous Mac Studio. So, no matter if you’re using Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X, you can expect boosted performance across the board. 

Seamless connectivity for uninterrupted work

Apple Mac Studio M2 Ultra in use
Image courtesy: Apple

Apple’s Mac Studio now supports higher-bandwidth HDMI, enabling up to 8K resolution and 240Hz frame rates. Moreover, it comes with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, letting you swiftly download large files and smoothly connect Bluetooth devices.

Ports galore

The Mac Studio sports four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10 Gb Ethernet port, an HDMI port and two USB-A ports at the back. Additionally, it comes with two USB-C ports and an SD card slot at the front for media transfer. These ports enable seamless integration of your peripherals and external devices, making it a truly flexible workstation.

What we think

The Mac Studio seems like a powerful machine for video editors, packing immense power in a compact size. Its enhanced performance and connectivity features certainly look impressive. The faster processing times and expanded ports array are features that will be highly beneficial for professionals working with video editing.

Pricing and availability

The Mac Studio is available to order now from Apple’s website. The base model, with the M2 Max, starts at $1,999. If you’re looking for more power, the M2 Ultra variant begins at $3,999.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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