I am experiencing extremely sluggish interface performance using Premiere Pro CS6. As an example, moving from the sequence to the "effects" panel is a very laggy transition. Further, adjusting the X/Y coordinates of an object is a nightmare. Video playback (even when set to 1/2 playback res and 1/2 pause res) is also surprisingly slow. I have used Premiere Pro CS5 on a moderately beefy PC and have had less trouble. This is surprising, considering the machine I am on now:
Brand New MacBook Pro
2.5 Ghz quad-core i7
8 GB RAM
512 Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
Automatic graphics switching
It might be a problem because the computer is deciding when you should be using the high performance GFX card, or the other less powerful embedded card. If you are operating with the embedded card, you'll have performance issues. You need to be using the better performing card at all times with Premiere Pro.
Better GPU performance will help a bit, but rendering is more of a CPU intensive process.
This free utility has been a God-send for me ever since Macbook Pros started shipping with two GPUs. It'll put a little indicator in the menu bar, in the upper right corner. You can tell it when to switch between the integrated and discrete GPU, or tell it to always use the discrete one, or whatever. Completely customizable.
@ Kevin, that definitely helped! Once a given parameter is selected, making changes to that parameter is MUCH smoother. So is playback. However, switching from one parameter to another (say, switching from X coord to Y coord) still has a heavy lag. Any ideas?
>AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
That would be discrete
>Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory (BOLD added)
That would be integrated
@ Jason, which card does discrete refer to and which does intregrated refer to?
Integrated is the Intel GPU, discrete is the ATI (or nVidia if you have one of the earlier Macbook Pros) GPU.
I didn't notice any real changes after repairing permissions, Though, a few things were repaired. I'm not complaining, the dual video fix made a big difference. I'm just a little surprised things aren't more fluid.
>dual video fix made a big difference... surprised things aren't more fluid
Well, I think you've seen that the problem is with dual hardware "confusing" PPro
Now that you are (I presume) using the better graphics adapter, you should be able to edit
If you are like me who has "Intel HD Graphics family" & "Radeon HD 7470M" and have tried everything and it didnt work, here is the solution;
1] Open Device Manager
2] Click on the arrow by your display adapters to reveal your two graphic adapters
3] Right click on the "Intel HD Graphics family" and select disable (your screen would drop in resolution resolution)
4] Run Premiere Pro as administrator.
5] Once it comes up and is runing, enable "Intel HD Graphics family" and it would work perfectly.
I see quite a few computers, that use both an Intel embedded HD chip, and then a more "conventional" nVidia, or ATI/AMD graphics card/chip.
What I cannot understand is the reasoning behind the two.
In many cases, users have been totally unable to disable the Intel, and have had issues.
Any details on what having both is all about, would be greatly appreciated.
Energy savings. For laptops, it makes a lot of sense as these hybrid systems it will allow for longer off plug times than only having a disrete GPU. For 2D workloads like cruising the web, reading mail, looking at photos, etc the discrete GPU can be turned off and the integrated GPU can be used, so the system would draw ~20W instead of 60W (or more) if you only had the discrete GPU.
I have tried both Cuda and OpenCL and both have issues crashing when exporting (or failed export). Software works fine, but takes a long time to export and playback is unusably sluggish.
Source material is Canon 5d2 and canon 5d3 .h264 All-I and IPB compression schemes. 23.97fps. I have tried with no external display, and with external. Internal storage (flash) and external. I have the faster of the macbook retina's with 16GB ram.
It's literally stopped my production, as exports are flaky and I can't really edit without slowly rendering. I have tried re-installing the software, and trashign preferences, and repaired disk permissions. My drive is less than half full.
Here are specs:
Premiere pro 6.0.2 (latest update)
OSX 10.8.2 (latest update)
2.5GHz i7 quad core
500GB apple flash drive
Thunderbolt Lacie Raid
We don't use after effects for anything at the moment (though I do have the software). We're only doing basic edits.
One more thing I've figured out is that I do seem to have more issues when I use JPG's in the sequence; is there a better way to do this? I use 500-600 JPG's for timelapse, and nest that sequence. It saves a lot of time vs. using quicktime to compile them. It used to work fine, but now causes more problems I think.
One more thing: Anytime I switch from "Software only" to CUDA or OPENCL I get a black screen (or see through application windows) and can't play anything at all. I have to quit, restart the computer and reopen the project.
Update: I've confirmed that Cuda seems to work (On export) as long as I don't have JPG's or nested JPG's in the sequence. Whenever I do, i get "Error compiling movie. Unknown error."
This never happened BEFORE the update, though I've always had issues with Cuda and this machine. I also just had my system hardware tested at the Genius bar, everything came back fine.
1. Try reinstalling using an earlier version if you have (cs 6.0 without the update.
2. Try Exporting anything in After Effects and see if it responds the same way.
3. Under the preferences, allocate more maximum RAM the software can use