3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2017 5:15 PM by Bill Gehrke

    Setup ok? (switching from Final Cut on Mac to Premiere Pro onPC

    PastaRhymes Level 1

      Hi there,


      I have to switch from Final Cut to Premiere Pro so I can collaborate better with my co-worker.

      Since I'm not really experienced with PP I need some advice regarding the ideal setup of the drives and so on.


      This is what I'm working with:

      i7-6700K @4.0 GHz

      NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB

      Samsung 950 Pro 512GB (M.2 NVME)

      SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD

      Crucial 64GB Kit (16GBx4) DDR4 2133 MT/s


      I installed Windows 10 and all the apps on the slower SanDisk SSD (C:). In the Premiere Preferences under Media Cache I selected the faster NVME drive (D:) for the Media Cache Files and the Media Cache Database. I also selected the "Automatically delete cache files older than:" and set it to 30 days.

      When I start a project, I put all the raw footage and project files to the faster D: drive.


      The available RAM for Premiere Pro was set to 40GB with about 22GB reserved for other applications.


      Does that look ok to you and are there settings I forgot to tweak?


      The footage consists of 4k material shot with the Sony A7RII and DJI Phantom 4 Pro, each with the highest bitrate. Would you recommend editing natively or to transcode or use a proxy format?