Just wanted to thank the hard work of the folks at Adobe. I recently converted over from my MacPro Final Cut Studio 7 and Final Cut Pro X to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Suite on a Windows 7 based computer. I was a little tentative because I have a good investment of 3rd party tools and hardware for my Mac. But fortunately I'm not missing them as much as I thought I would ... CS6 is that good.
The transition has been VERY easy and the performance advantage of CS6 is simply amazing. I'm comparing similar projects on my MacPro 12 core @ 2.4 Ghz (FCPX) vs. Windows 7 - 6 core @ 4.8Ghz with CUDA (nVidia card) and rendering is about 5X faster with CS6 even with only 6 cores vs. my MacPro's 12 cores.
Audition integration is fantastic, it was easy to drop a bad channel in a stereo track and move the good channel (in this case my left) over and then apply some echo/delay an simulated stereo. Or even create a some music of my own for background titles and credits.
I was also able to write and even preview directly to an external USB 3.0 3TB hard drive without any issues at all!! This just wasn't a realistic option on my MacPro (no thunderbolt and no USB 3.0) -- huge time saver!
I'll miss Logic Pro 9, but it wasn't integrated with FCPX anyway and I'm finding Audition to pretty much cover everything I needed in Logic Pro 9.
Amazing suite of product ladies and gents, Bravo!!!
P.S. oh yeah, photoshop extended integration is great with some very nice new features especially around animation/3D/Video!! I also had no worries about moving Cinema 4D R12 over to Windows side.
Robains, since your post was about performance mostly I'd love to hear more about your PC hardware, i.e., how you overclocked (I assume) 6 cores to 4.8 Ghz and how much memory you have, etc. I'd think everyone would have to agree with you about the speed improvements in CS6; however, since hardware might have played a role in the five-fold improvement, it would be good to hear more. Thanks.
If you'd like to discuss how to tweak hardware settings, what hardware to use, etc., please start a topic in the Hardware Forum:
I'll start a new thread in hardware area per Jeff's suggestion. It's a relatively easy process to overclock an i7 3960X to 4.8 Ghz, especially with quad channel RAM (in my case I have 32GB). I use Prime95, RealTempGT, and SiSoftware Sandra Pro 2012 to do all my stability testing at those speeds. Of course, it's impossible to overclock on the Mac side of things ... well I guess I should say "very difficult" and one needs to be comfortable hacking Apple's EFI (which I'm not).
I'll get a new thread going on the Hardware forum.
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