5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2012 12:02 PM by LeBeauStudio

    Need some assurance

    LeBeauStudio Level 1

      I work for a company and we are about to spend a ton of money on upgrading editing machings and servers.

      We dumped Final Cut for Premiere because of Premieres features and flexabiliy and we love the program.

      But I am getting a little freaked out because of all the problems I see in these forums with the performace of PPRO.


      Our business depends on publishing video content for resale.


      So Adobe... how can you assure us that PPRO is reliable enough to get our products done on time without pulling our teeth out?


      Projected Edit Purchase:

      New MAC 12 Core with all the bells and whistles

      NVIDIA Quadro 4000





        • 1. Re: Need some assurance
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          >So Adobe


          While there are some Adobe employees who read/post here, this is primarily a user to user forum


          If you want assurances... you need to provide details


          >New MAC 12 Core with all the bells and whistles


          Exact hardware, including the number of hard drives and amount of ram

          This message has a really good graphic about requirements

          - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/810750


          >publishing video content


          Details about what you edit, and what you export


          Also... about PPro and a server

          No current version of Premiere works properly over a network

          -you may NOT "map" your My Documents folder to a network drive

          -you MUST give all users administrator accounts to use Premiere

          -you MAY also need to... http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395



          -a work around, of sorts http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957523

          -and not on a "domain" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/858977

          -also PreEl see #5 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1017199

          -more PreEl problem http://forums.adobe.com/thread/975117

          Adobe Anywhere http://forums.adobe.com/message/4682127

          -Announced September 2012 for "future versions" of Premiere Pro

          -NO information on pricing or availability date

          • 2. Re: Need some assurance
            shooternz Level 6

            Due dilligence ....get a Trial version and assure your selves.


            BTW...any reason you are going the Mac route?

            • 3. Re: Need some assurance
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              On a properly built Windows system dedicated to editing, I think your chances are above excellent that you'll be very satisfied.


              You take your chances doing it any other way.

              • 4. Re: Need some assurance
                Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                The other thing is that people don't post when things are going great, so that's why all you see are problems. Don't worry, we have lots of users on Macs that don't have problems.

                • 5. Re: Need some assurance
                  LeBeauStudio Level 1

                  We are basically are an "Adobe house" all of our content for print, web, media are developed with Adobe products. We are also a publishing house that also does a lot of video.


                  Most of our content is shot with Canons, XDCAM, Red cameras and gopros

                  The MACs are for people who do graphic or other media related work.  People with PCs are customer support and merchandising and so on.


                  I don't really see "them" jumping to a PC platform for video editing because all of our servers are MAC based.  Im not that technical in that area, but they have been using MAC forever.


                  Currently I am using a Mac Pro 8 Core, 18gig of Ram, and a 500mb video card, connected to a server via fibre which can't handle the work load. 


                  Basically we will be getting new Mac Pro 12 Core 3.06, 32gig Ram, w the Nvidia 4000. Hopefully a solid state hard drive plus another 1TB hard drive. Fibre Channel Card.  The company refreashes computers about every 3 to 4 years and we are past due.


                  All of our media is backedup and stored to an XSAN server and we are connected via fibre channel. I don't know the specs on the server except it has to be totally upgraded because it won't work with Mountain Lion.


                  We have been using FCP and still have it installed, and rarley used. 90 percent of our products in the past have been edited with FCP, that's why we still need to keep the Apple Computers incase we need to dig up an old project.


                  I guess we could keep one MAC and convert to PC platform for new edit systems, but it sounds like a corporate and political nightmare.


                  We have been testing PPRO for a few months.  For the most part it works great! But we can't bring our current machines up to Adobe spec because our media servers won't work with Lion or Mountain Lion, so IT has to get an entirely new system.  Once IT gets new servers in a month or so, we are going full force with the new gear.


                  I am the senior video editor and have the huge responsibilty of doing major projects that need to be on time.  But the software is out performing and our hardware can't keep up, causing major problems and delays because the reasons I have mentioned above.


                  Any other thoughts or suggestions would be great..