10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2013 11:36 AM by Johnnie Quidd RSS

    Barely usable Premier speeds. :(

    Johnnie Quidd

      I've just migrated from Media Composer to Premier CS6 and my trusty ole Macbook Pro can't run it well. This is how it specs out. Am I in trouble? Is there some sort of proxy media solution that would suit me?

      Huge Thank you!

       

       

      Hardware Overview:

       

        Model Name:          MacBook Pro

        Model Identifier:          MacBookPro7,1

        Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

        Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz

        Number Of Processors:          1

        Total Number Of Cores:          2

        L2 Cache:          3 MB

        Memory:          4 GB

        Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

        Boot ROM Version:          MBP71.0039.B05

        SMC Version (system):          1.62f7

        Sudden Motion Sensor:

        State:          Enabled

        • 1. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
          Cozmicone Community Member

          When you say it can't run it well, to what aspect of running it are you referring? Please be specific.

          • 2. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
            Johnnie Quidd Community Member

            I can import my footage but only the audio plays back at normal speed. The video just stutters and locks up.

            • 3. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
              Jeff A Wright Employee Hosts

              Moving this discussion to the Premiere Pro forum.

              • 4. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
                Mark Mapes Employee Hosts

                What kind of video? That is, what's the codec? As you probably know, some are more resource intensive to decode than others.

                You can render the timeline, which will write out a preview file that can yield smoother playback. The sequence preset determines the format of the render preview.

                 

                Typically, rendering is warranted only when you're dealing with demanding codecs or effects or when you're computer has marginal specs.

                • 5. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
                  Johnnie Quidd Community Member

                  Well mostly 1980 x 1080 @ 60fps and 4K - All of it Canon C-LOG. Straight off the card and onto an external HD with USB 3.0 but i think my macbook is only 2.0

                   

                  I just need to see my work playback and be fluid to work with.

                  • 6. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
                    Mark Mapes Employee Hosts

                    I'm not familiar enough with C-Log estimate whether your system should be able to deliver smooth playback. Anybody else?

                     

                    One suggestion--not as a long-term solution but just to determine whether the external HDD or the USB interface is at fault: move some of your content to internal drive and import it from there.

                    • 7. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
                      cc_merchant Community Member

                      You are trying to ride to Ax 3 Domaines with a heavy load, using your granny's old bicycle. It is no wonder you can't match C. Froome's speed. Your system is just way too underpowered. Too slow a CPU, not enough memory and severely lacking disk setup.

                      • 8. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
                        Cozmicone Community Member

                        With USB 3.0 you may get reasonable playback, but 4K video running off a USB 2.0 drive is likely the culpret. Now why Media Composer was allowing you to run it correctly I can't say as I've never used it before, but I would see what happens when you move video off the external drive and directly onto the MacBook's hard drive.

                        • 9. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
                          RjL190365 Community Member

                          Johnnie,

                           

                          You're asking far too much out of your very old generation laptop to begin with (as cc_merchant stated). You see, 1920x1080 HD (especially if it's AVCHD and of any of the various codecs used in DSLRs) and 4K material requires an extremely fast, multicore CPU and a very fast disk subsystem just to even edit smoothly. Unfortunately, your MacBook Pro has neither, nor does it have the capability of even adding one. And in my experience with a desktop system with a 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, it proved barely capable of editing even 1280x720p video, let alone "full HD". And that's with the absolute fastest GPU and disks that were available for desktops at the time when the CPU was still available new.

                          • 10. Re: Barely usable Premier speeds. :(
                            Johnnie Quidd Community Member

                            i am consideing a desktop PC with the following specs. My $$ is very limited. Will this work?

                             

                            ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-3770
                            (8MB Cache, 3.40 GHz)
                            O/SWindows® 8
                            MotherboardIntel® DH67CL Chipset Motherboard
                            Memory32GB Corsair Memory - DDR3
                            Hard Drive2x120GB Kingston SSD Drive + 500GB Hard Drive
                            Monitor27" BenQ Widescreen 1920x1080 LED
                            GraphicsRadeon Graphics Card - 1GB

                             

                            Also, isn't there some srt of Proxy media solution?

                             

                             

                            Also this is another computer I can afford:

                            ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-3770
                            (8MB Cache, 3.40 GHz)
                            O/SWindows® 8
                            MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard
                            Memory8GB DDR3 - 1600MHz Corsair® High Performance Vengeance Memory
                            Hard Drive120GB Kingston SSD + 1.0TB Hard Drive
                            Monitor27" BenQ Widescreen 1920x1080 LED
                            GraphicsRadeon HD7770 - 1GB
                            AudioIntel® HD Audio onboard, 2.1 Desktop Speakers