For some, 2018 seems to take more resources than 2017. Especially with some of the long-GOP media, the 4k H.264 stuff from drones, DSLRs, and M4/3 cams. For others, like me, it's working quite nicely.
So some details about your computer ... OS/CPU/RAM/GPU, the number and type of drives used and their connections to the motherboard (internal, USB3, thunderbolt ... what?).
What specific media are you using, made by what ... device: camera, phone, screen-capture, what?
With more data those of us around here can try & trouble-shoot & advise.
iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)
processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
memory 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Startup disk -
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G
(connected via internal SATA)
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB
Lumix G7 - H.264, AAC, 3840 x 2160, 2 audio chanels
iPhone - H.264, AAC, 2160 x 3840, Timed Metadata, 1 audio channel
What happens: open a new session and pulled videos in the order I was going to edit on the timeline, first I pulled the lumix video to the timeline, then the iphone videos. Just did basic video editing, cut, delete, move clip over, until eventually I get to one of the videos and cut and delete and move over and then mid way through the clip the freezing of the session starts, I look at my memory usage and it starts to sink like water down a drain. So I started a new session and edited cuts for about 2 mins of video and the same video AGAIN, around the same place in the clip, Premiere pro freezes.
O.S. - 10.13.4 (17E202)
-Priemiere Pro is on latest version
-The drive with the streaming media is the 1TB SSD connected via SATA and I have plenty of free room (500gbs free)
-I do have a number of drives connected (8-10) to one of my thunderbolt ports, but none of them are working with media connected to Priemire Pro projects.
I really believe this is one little thing, not my computer/setup, but a little thing to do with the function of the program, but if you think it is something else from this info I am all ears,
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edited in screen flow, it was rough but did not crash, exported in 1080p and then edited some more in a new session in Premiere Pro and exported upres back to 4k, not sure what went wrong it has never happened before and I was using a tested workflow that never had problems, I am wondering if it had something to do with the video clip itself that the program did not like and it made it freak out? I feel like it was that or the program has a very annoying bug, or maybe something with my setup that you can shed light on. Looking at my graphics processor is that pretty good? Or no? When I purchased the computer I was going more for solid cpu and ram and I assumed the graphics processor was decent enough for general editing esp. since I purchased from macsales I figured it must be at least acceptable.
Actually was under the impression my graphics processor was pretty good, but to be honest I have not researched graphics processors much and it was just an assumption I made when I purchased it because everything else spec wise was solid.