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No real time playback?

May 29, 2012 4:23 PM

Tags: #video #mac #premiere #playback #card #choppy #render #time #realtime #cs6 #real

Hi,

 

I'm running Premiere CS6 on a 2009 2x2.26 GHz Quad Core Mac with 16GB RAM (ATI Radeon HD 4870).

 

Adding a single simple effect makes real time playback impossible (choppy, freezing), and makes endless rendering necessary. Can that be? Tech support says the moment I add an effect (in my case Fast Color Corrector on a 1080p MTS/AVCH or ProRes file) I need to render.

 

This is not the "real time work flow" Adobe is advertising? Am I missing something? I can't keep rendering every clip just after applying a simple color correction (even ancient FCP7 could handle some color correction real time)...

 

I am aware I'm not running on a CUDA card. BUT is my Mac, out of the box, really incapable of playing back single files with one simple effect? How much improvement would an Nvidia Quadro 4000 give?

 

I'm just switching from FCP. Or at least I'm thinking about it...

 

Thanks so much for your help.

 

Rb

 
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