So I've been using a 24" M1 2021 iMac for the better part of this year for work and when I first started it was exporting videos incredibly fast, but recently in the past 2 weeks it has been taking export times and increasinging them a ridiculous amount. I'm not even using 4K footage. It takes an 9.5 minute segment 80 minutes to export. I've tried the media cache trick and I've also tried the using previews and rendering footage before exporting and it's not doing anything. I just have no idea why it's taking so much time for such low quality footage (relatively speaking)
Sorry, I mean 1080p as opposed to 4K. The footage I used to output was from 4K cameras and it was putting out videos that were 30-60 seconds in the same amount of time. So "low quality" 1080p video should be faster. No?