My first thought was insufficient disk throughput.
Meaning my drives are not fast enough to deliver the information to the CPU & GPU? (It's a G-RAID eSATA II connected). - I'm about to upgrade to a Tempo SSD Pro to use as the working drive in a few days time, hoping that will solve the issue regarding r3d. What are your thoughts on that?
Worth a shot.
Will let you know, thank you.
Your G-RAID at RAID 0 or RAID 1 should be fine with your footage. This doesn't sound correct. Can we get more info? FAQ: What information should I provide when asking a question on this forum?
It is a RAID 0. - 210mbs write 230mbs read.
This is what I'm about to upgrade to, I made a post earlier of it in the Hardware section:
Mountain Lion 10.8.4
Mac Pro 3,1 2x 2.8 Ghz (8 Core)
32 GB 800Mhz Crucial RAM ECC
Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 770 OC Edition 4GB VRAM (macvidcards) (I will have a total of 4 screens attached to this card which I'm not certain if it would strain the performance of r3d playback)
Crucial M500 240GB SSD - OS X Boot & Applications Drive (Unfortunately max speed is limited due to Mac Pro 3,1 being SATA II only, though its still good - 250mb/s read 270mb/s write)
3x RAID 0 via DiskUtility Western Digital Black 4TB (12TB total), this I use for storage, cache, auto-save, render, etc. files. - expecting it to be around 250-300mb/s read&write on SATA II.
Tempo SSD Pro with 2x RAID 0 Crucial M500 960GB (1920GB total) - expected to be 960mb/s read and 810mb/s write, this I would just use to actually work off from when accessing the footage in premier pro, once a project is finished, I move it to a regular harddisk drive and wipe for next new project. - Most projects I do are below 2TB, short films, music videos and web commercials.
Thank you for your help.
It appears to work fine when I manually turn off the tracks under the top track being previewed; by pressing the little eye symbol. Weird.
I am using PrP CC latest update.
No error msgs, nothing in Console of relevance.
My CPU processes show up 2x REDimporter per track it seems.
I'm not multicamming, but I have done on 2k ProRes4444 and got the same problems.
Not running any other third-party software or plugins.
I am using Mercury CUDA and it reads my GPU.
Hope that helps.