7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2014 5:45 PM by therealjamiewright

    Slow/sluggish performance from Premiere Pro

    WonderBoy

      We have multiple editors working on a fibre channel based SAN system (4Gb/s - 8Gb/s cards) with Mac Pros ranging from 2009 - 2012.  OSX v 10.7.5 - 10.8.

       

      Whether they use the SAN volumes OR an eSATA external HD, Premiere is usually sluggish and unresponsive.  Examples include the spacebar not playing a sequence, or trying to stop the playhead at a specific point and having it continue playing for a second or two.  We have also seen problems with slow/jittery/stuttery playback of footage.

       

      What gives?  Are we missing something?  Seems like a software problem (we have also re-installed the software already) and if the program cannot actually handle the footage WITHOUT transcoding (which we're told it can) we may as well move to Avid which transcodes all the stuff thrown at it automatically.  I mean, if we're gonna wait for that process, it'd be nice to eliminate the learning curve Premiere gives us.  That being said, if we can solve the awful responsiveness issues, we'd love to stick with Premiere.

       

      Any advice is appreciated.