Who wants to watch a grown man cry? I spent a small fortune on a shiny new mac with 64GB Ram and to quote Larry Jordan, "I could rocket to the moon with the power of this computer." I am running OSX (10.9.5) and have a 12 gig per channel ethernet Maxx Digtial Raid with Areca cards to support 6K footage. However, editing my first project in Premiere CC2014 (leaving FCP 7) has been nothing short of problematic. At first, it plays great but after 20 minutes of editing, speed changes, adding secondary shots etc it starts to play choppy, freeze on certain frames playing just audio and eventually crashes or it takes a minute to render.
I did every possible thing yesterday with Adobe and Apple support. I reinstalled the OS, I trashed 3rd party preferences, trashed Premiere preferences, set project settings from OpenCL to software only and I tried changing location of the Premiere Cache folder but nothing seems to work. Eventually the last Adobe support person said it was due to the AMD card and Adobe. He was emphatic that it was Apple's fault. Apple's support team said it Adobe's. Well after that, Im still stuck. Is anyone else experiencing this? Any pieces of the puzzle?
Let me know.
Sadly, the Adobe apps are set for a much better utilization of nVidia's architecture & internal code than of AMD's. My builder is not pleased at this because he ... as a high-end gamer ... is quite aware of the high performance of many AMD cards in dealing with INTENSIVE video work involved in the top gaming apps. And frequently for much less moolah than the equivalent nVidia chipped card.
Go to the hardware forum, and the Tweaker's Page ... they've got stats on most of the "major" cards out there, and AMD cards are doing a bit better than they used to ... but still, the nVidia cards are where the action is within the Adobe sphere.
Do you have a link to the Tweakers Page please?