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.
Ideally you should be using a separate computer for that kind of thing anyway.
Yeah, but as I do most of my editing on location (interviews and such) than that is not really an option
Then you'll likely have to put up with it, or just wait till AME finishes.