Premier Pro is heavy on resources. More so than Vegas I understand. What is the CODEC? Something like H.264 has to be uncompressed on the fly to play in the timeline. Can you scrub the timeline? And if yes, how quickly? Even using an SSD on a system built for NLE I am not currently able to scrub 1080p H.264 better than about 2 X.
What is your hardware spec?
Would you like this thread moved to the Premiere Pro, or Premiere Pro hardware forums?
I notice we have the same surname. What part of the world are you from? I think my ancestors are from east London UK.
CPU: i5 7500
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B250M-A
Graphics Card: ASUS ROG GTX 1070 Strix 8GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4
SSD: Kingston UV400 240GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracude 2TB
Power Supply: XFX TS Series Pro 550W
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass Satin Black
I know my CPU since it has less cores can slow down the editing process same with only 8GB of RAM
I can scrub the timeline it self quickly but the video playback to catch up takes upto 2 seconds and I drop almost all the frames
I do have Premiere installed on my SSD as well FYI
I'm using the NVENC H.264 Encoder. (The NVIDIA GPU Encoder). Footage at 1080p 60fps and recorded to .mp4 using Rate Control of CQP at 18 and Two-Pass Encoding
I'm from Australia mate! Just move it to Premiere Pro
The 2017 builds of PrPro definitely upped the hardware resource demands. As Bill Gehrke, the guy that works the site with all the real-time testing knowledge of PrPro has noted, it also seems optimized for SSD use, preferably the newer or "3rd generation" type SSD's.
The best part of your rig is of course that 1070 card.
An SSD OS drive with a 2-TB everything-else spinning drive could really get some boost with another SSD drive for working projects. Probably ... as it depends partly on the codecs. If you're using long-GOP codecs, they are by nature very heavy CPU/RAM-intensive files, and ... given the other loads PrPro throws at the CPU along with de-encoding, that i5 with only 8 gigs of RAM may still not process everything in time.
It's always a balancing act between various parts of the hardware, the codecs, and the software.
Well you do have 4-cores but that processor does not have hyperthreading available. If you ever want a major improvement look into the i7-7700K processor which will go into that motherboard and of course you really also need some more memory. If you want to see how your processor compares download and run my Premiere Pro BenchMark and the CPU intensive score is the 4th number in the Output.cvs file then go to the CPU page to see CPU power versus processor types. The faster the CPU the lower the number of seconds to export that very CPU intensive file from Premiere. I would sure love to have a score for that CPU if you run it. I am guessing something over 800 seconds