3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2012 2:20 PM by Jim_Simon

    Premiere encoding makes computer unworkable

    HilmarGud Level 1

      Hi all,


      I am running Premiere CS6 and Media Encoder. After upgrading to Mountain Lion it seems that encoding (to H.264) slows down my 2011, MacBook Pro (2.3 ghz, 16GB) to a grinding halt. It seemed to be better in Lion. I am using files from Canon EOS 5D Mark III (heavy HD files) but it is the first time I cannot use any other program without experiencing frustration while encoding.


      Is there any way of reducing the power the Mac uses for encoding so I can go online and such meanwhile? Or is it just something I have to live with?


      I am encoding from HD to 640X360 so I know it takes some power.