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PP is still 32 bit.
But there does seem to be speed advantages in running the 32 bit CS4 suite in a 64 bit environment.
I thoughtI hit the post message button earlier so sorry if this comes through twice:
Only PS is fully 64 bit compliant. However, the whole Production Premium suite runs great on my Vista 64 machine with 8 Gig ram. This allows for 4 Gig of Ram for each open app. I think this is the best route until all apps are 64 bit. I wouldn't try the 64 XP version as I have read of problems. Good luck with it!
I was hoping to use PPro and AE with Vista 64 bit to take advantage of more RAM because Vista 32bit is restricted to a max of 4GB (so I'm told. Oh well. Might as well invest in the 64bit system anyway as it looks like most apps are going that direction.
>I was hoping to use PPro and AE with Vista 64 bit to take advantage of more
There was a link posted recently that showed consderable speed gains using
Vista 64 and additional memory. Although PPro and AE are still 32 bit apps,
the multiple processes can take advantage of the increased memory.
Would you please post any links to problems you've read about re:
"After correcting for the 18% difference in processor speed, the 64-bit system was 67% faster on my standard DV test file, up to 63% faster on HDV-related tests, up to 50% faster on AVCHD tests, and up to 227% faster on tests using footage from the RED camera. The only format that didnt seem to improve on the 64-bit system was DVCPRO HD, which showed only a 13% speed boost"
That's exactly what I'm seeing. Dvcpro wasn't much faster on the 64bit OS. Glad to see it confirmed.
Good article Jim.
Here's one. I think there may be a couple more. Try a PP forum search. I think I read of issues on another forum as well also, Adobe says it is not supported.
Premiere Pro and After Effects CS4 both run significantly better on 64 bit O/S (Mactel / Windows).
They are specifically architected for 64 bit --- meaning that we've set them up so that the single application can use a lot of memory if it's available.
For After Effects the biggest win is in rendering.
For Premiere Pro it's all through the editing pipeline.
If you're using multiple applications (eg PS, PR, AE, IL, EN, SB) then there's another big win as you switch back and forth.
We've seen a lot of RED and other higher end users see strong benefit of 16GB memory or so.
Jan Ozer did a good pair of articles with some concrete speed-ups :
Dynamic Media Product Management