Sorry for the rather down on adobe post (ie rant), but I am getting kinda fed up with their stability issues that seem to go un-addressed. I am currently using cc2017, because cc2018 has render errors, program monitor blackouts, gpu render errors, cpu render errors, mp4 files suddenly losing audio tracks, etc. However, CC2017 has its own share of problems with being very slow to load, laggy program monitor, freezing, crashing etc. I am really struggling with lots of random errors that adobe support "fixes" by deleting cache files or turning off CUDA acceleration which then reappear in 2-3 hours. So with all the stability issues I have been having with premiere pro and after effects recently and the prior 2 releases I am wondering if anyone has found a sweet spot for a stable version that they use in day to day editing (I am up for going back to cc2015/6/cs)? Or are there some actual fixes I should look at besides deleting the cache files again? Maybe a best practices for troubleshooting general stability problems? Also, these problems aren't specific to one project or one machine (1 intel cpu and 1 amd cpu). By the way, I pay $50 per month for this software and I am beginning to question why I bother.
-A frustrated editor who has gotten little sleep or work done because the software isn't stable.
By the way, anyone have another editing program they recommend (Avid looks pretty nice)?
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