0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2018 10:02 PM by BrokerNinja

    4k on a Mac in Premiere Pro

    BrokerNinja

      Is there any way to edit 4k h.264 on a Mac WITHOUT creating proxies?  I get that h.264 is a compressed format that requires a lot of juice to play back and editing in something like ProRes 422 is less taxing on a computer.  I just don't want to have to take the time to transcode.

       

      I get that Premiere isn't optimized for Mac.  WILL IT EVER BE?  PLEASE SAY YES?

       

      I gave up on 4k after I bought a maxed out 2017 Macbook Pro and found that it performed almost no better than my 2013 Macbook Pro. So I returned it.  Now the 2018 is here, and it sounds like it isn't much better in spite of 6 cores and 32GB or RAM.

       

      I'm looking at my options:  The new Macbook Pro? Get a PC? (pleae kill me)  FCPX? Gah?  An iMac?  Can an iMac handle it?

       

      To simplify:

      1.  What's the lowest end Mac that can effectively play/shuttle 4k H.264 in Premiere Pro?  Is there such a thing?

       

      2.  Will Adobe every optimize Premiere for Mac?

       

      Thanks!