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    2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5

    Photofish Level 1

      Wondering if my new MacBook Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M can handle video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

       

      Thanks in advance for your help.

        • 1. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Read Harm on drive setup

          http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
          - click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
          - you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
          - some HD formats work better with (require) RAID
          • 2. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
            Photofish Level 1

            Thank you for your response. Very helpful info. But this question is in regards to GPU compatibility.

             

            Sorry if that was unclear. But, yes I do have a storage system in place for video editing. I use a DROBO with four 1TB drives for source material. This has worked well for editing in Final Cut Express. I am considering making the switch to Premiere Pro CS5 to edit HDSLR footage, as it can edit it natively without the need for transcoding. I don't see the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M as a supported GPU and wondering if I can still take advantage of the Mercury Processing Engine.

             

            Upon further investigation, there is a CUDA driver on the NVIDIA site that does support the GeForce GT 330M. Does anyone know if this is something I should install?

             

            Many thanks

            • 3. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
              Colin Brougham Level 6

              Certain GPUs are officially supported for hardware acceleration using the Mercury Playback Engine. This list does not include any mobile GPUs. There is a hack (do a search) to enable this capability on certain other unsupported GPUs, and some have reported success with a small number of mobile GPUs. However, the prerequisitie--official or otherwise--is that the GPU (not the system) have more than 768MB of memory. If your GPU has more memory than that, you might be able to use the hack, but I would be inclined to believe you don't have this much GPU memory with a Mac Book Pro.

              • 4. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                Photofish Level 1

                Thanks Colin

                 

                My GPU only has 512 MB. So the dilemma now is -

                 

                1) Continue editing Nikon and Canon HDSLR footage with transcoding and thus some degradation via Final Cut Express?

                 

                or

                 

                2) Edit Nikon and Canon HDSLR footage natively with Premiere Pro CS5 for better looking output and suffer slower processing and rendering speeds?

                 

                Hmmmmmmm

                 

                Perhaps it will be best to wait and see what Apple's response will be to Premiere Pro CS5.

                • 5. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                  Colin Brougham Level 6

                  Well, the thing to keep in mind is that the Mercury Playback Engine is "on" at all times--it's just that having an approved and supported GPU accelerates certain functionality (effects, colorspace conversions, scaling). As far as raw, straightforward editing goes, that still relies primarily on the CPU, RAM and other hardware components. So, as long as your system is up to snuff, you should still have decent editing capability.

                   

                  That said, H.264 (as is used by the HDSLRs) is pretty taxing on even a beefy system. My fairly recent Windows 7 build (desktop) crunches through several layers of HDSLR footage, even without hardware MPE. It's hard to say exactly what your experience would be with your MBP. I'm not positive, but I believe H.264 is available in the trial; you might download it and see how it works for your purposes.

                  • 6. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                    StuCS5 Level 1

                    You can enable the hardware function of the mercury engine with the 330M in the new macbook pro's... Download CUDA for osx from nvidia, and gfxstatus (just google it, and set it to keep the nvidia chip active by default) then...

                     

                    Open terminal

                     

                    Now on the terminal type (adjust folders as needed)

                     

                    /Applications/FOLDER\ FOR\ PREMIERE/PRO\ INSTALLATION\ Pro\ HERE/SOMETHING\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5.app/Contents/GPUSniffer.app/Contents/MacOS/GPUSniffer

                     

                    The "uppercased" words might be different for your instalation of CS5, find out yours, do not just simply copy and paste.

                     

                    - Most of the times, for standard instalations, the following should work, but it will not hurt you to look the actual place where premiere was installed:



                    CODE
                    /Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5.app/Contents/GPUSniffer.app/Contents/MacOS/GPUSniffer

                     


                    - You should get an output similar to this:

                     


                    QUOTE
                    Texture memory: 0
                    Vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
                    Renderer string: NVIDIA GeForce 330M OpenGL Engine
                    Version string: 2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.16

                     

                    OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...
                    OpenGL Version 2.0
                    Supports shaders!
                    Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader
                    Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA
                    Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader
                    Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader
                    Testing for CUDA support...
                    Found 1 devices supporting CUDA.
                    CUDA Device # 0 properties -
                    CUDA device details:
                    Name: GeForce 330M Compute capability: 1.2
                    Total Video Memory: 512MB
                    CUDA driver version: 3020
                    CUDA Device # 0 supported.
                    Completed shader test!
                    Internal return value: 7

                     

                     

                    DO NOT CLOSE THE TERMINAL

                     


                    ADD YOUR CARD TO THE LIST OF SUPPORTED CARDS.

                     

                    On the terminal type:

                     

                    CODE
                    sudo nano /Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5.app/Contents/cuda_supported_cards.txt

                     

                    A new window appears, here, simply paste, at the end of the file, the name you copied earlier for your graphic card (GeForce 330M)

                     

                    NOW

                     

                    PRESS CTRL + X
                    ANSWER "Y" (stands for YES, I want to save the file)
                    Press enter until you get out of the editor.

                     

                    NOW YOU ONLY HAVE TO FIRE UP YOUR PREMIERE AND CHOOSE YOUR HARDWARE ENABLED MERCURY ENGINE.

                     

                    ENJOY.

                     

                    (Btw this will work for any CUDA enabled card!!

                     

                    Come on Adobe get your act together and just enable this by default! lol

                    • 7. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                      eckelsteve1 Level 1

                      Even with a fairly decent system, H264 is tough.  Yes technically it can be cut on Premiere, but to intercut h264 & Red footage on the same Red timeline, I have resorted to converting the h264 footage to Prores.  cuts like butter.

                       

                      And Photofish, I would not recommend using that lousy FCP Express Apple intermediate codec.  You loose too much.

                      • 8. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                        Creativewill

                        Hey STUcs5,

                         

                        First of all... thats a great post! I followed it very strictly but I still can't get Cuda to Operate with only 512mb on my video card. After looking at the output from GPU sniffer the only thing different to your output is the CUDA Driver version. Could this be the problem? Did you download CUDA driver version 3020 from the NIVIDIA website?

                         

                        Its got me baffled why a CUDA enabled card is not compatable with CS5 regardless of how much V  RAM it has.

                         

                        My GPU sniffer log is below. Any help would be fantastic.

                         

                        OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...

                        OpenGL Version 2.0

                        Supports shaders!

                        Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader

                        Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA

                        Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader

                        Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader

                        Testing for CUDA support...

                        Found 1 devices supporting CUDA.

                        CUDA Device # 0 properties -

                        CUDA device details:

                        Name: GeForce GT 330M Compute capability: 1.2

                        Total Video Memory: 511MB

                        CUDA driver version: 3010

                        CUDA Device # 0 not choosen because 765MB are required, and 511MB are

                        present.

                        Completed shader test!

                        Internal return value: 7

                         

                         

                         

                        • 9. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                          Harm Millaard Level 7

                          Unfortunately the Drobo is only good for backups. For editing it is too slow.

                           

                          If you have a CUDA card with at least 890+ MB VRAM, you can try the hack. Search here for the many posts on it.

                          • 10. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                            StuCS5 Level 1

                            Hi, i might have been misleading that wasn't my output, i just changed one i seen in a hack for sake of example, this is mines

                             

                             

                            Texture memory: 0

                            Vendor string:    NVIDIA Corporation

                            Renderer string:  NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M OpenGL Engine

                            Version string:   2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.18

                             

                            OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...

                            OpenGL Version 2.0

                            Supports shaders!

                            Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader

                            Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA

                            Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader

                            Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader

                            Testing for CUDA support...

                               Found 1 devices supporting CUDA.

                               CUDA Device # 0 properties -

                               CUDA device details:

                                  Name: GeForce GT 330M

                                  Compute capability: 1.2

                                  Total Video Memory: 511MB

                               CUDA driver version: 3010

                            CUDA Device # 0 supported.

                            Completed shader test!

                            Internal return value: 7

                             

                            EDIT: Are you using gfxcardstatus to force the MBP to use only the nvidia chip! http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus/

                             

                             

                            It is strange as this is exactly the same as my output... could you run it again and tell me if this matches "Version string:   2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.18"

                             

                            Also have you made sure you updated CUDA from the preference panel in osx system preferences...

                             

                            Also there is a very up to date CUDA release here which is the developer release, basically a beta version here, you could try that, but try after you've made sure all your drivers are up to date first... http://developer.nvidia.com/object/cuda_3_2_toolkit_rc.html

                             

                            I have 2 colleagues both with mid 2010 MBP's for on shoot rough editings both running the hack fine... Strange. let me know how you get on...

                             

                            Message was edited by: StuCS5

                            • 11. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                              Creativewill Level 1

                              Thanks again Stu,

                               

                              its exactly the same = Version string:   2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.18

                              GFX cardstatus is running
                              the CUDA driver is the latest driver
                              I'm vexed. I might just undo a few things and start again to see if there is something majorly minor that I missed.
                              If I know its possible then there is no way I going to let it beat me!!
                              WILL
                              • 12. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                Angus(silentG)

                                Hack is not working on my MBP either. Is this because of the VRAM requirements? Is there a MBP user out there with a 330 M and less than 1GB of VRAM successfully running this hack?

                                 

                                Thanks,

                                 

                                Angus

                                • 13. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                  Harm Millaard Level 7

                                  With insufficient VRAM, the hack will not work. On PC the minimum is around 896 MB, unless the UI is severly reduced. Don't know about the minimum requirements for the MAC.

                                  • 14. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                    Bob Ramage Level 1

                                    Don't think you need the hack. My 2010 Macbook Pro edits HDSLR footage just fine without GPU acceleration of the MPE.

                                    • 16. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                      Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee
                                      Come on Adobe get your act together and just enable this by default! lol

                                       

                                       

                                      If you want a particular video card to be supported, make a feature request. You can file a feature request here: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish. More on how to give feedback: http://bit.ly/93d6NF

                                       

                                      By the way, if you want to make a feature request, the MacBook Pro's video card is usually the GeForce GT 330M, not the GeForce 330M—mine is.

                                      • 17. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                        Angus(silentG) Level 1

                                        Anyone other than Death Cab For Stuie have this working on a Macbook Pro?

                                         

                                         

                                        Angus

                                        • 18. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                          StuCS5 Level 1

                                          This is strange as i refuse to believe i'm the only one (apart from my two friends i know of) that has this working...

                                          • 19. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                            Angus(silentG) Level 1

                                            Stu,

                                             

                                            Did you use the hack before the 5.02 update or after? Not sure if it matters. I have been trying with the latest updates installed.

                                             

                                            Here is my sniffer log.

                                             

                                             

                                            Texture memory: 0

                                            Vendor string:    NVIDIA Corporation

                                            Renderer string:  NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M OpenGL Engine

                                            Version string:   2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.18

                                             

                                            OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...

                                            OpenGL Version 2.0

                                            Supports shaders!

                                            Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader

                                            Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA

                                            Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader

                                            Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader

                                            Testing for CUDA support...

                                               Found 1 devices supporting CUDA.

                                               CUDA Device # 0 properties -

                                               CUDA device details:

                                                  Name: GeForce GT 330M

                                                  Compute capability: 1.2

                                                  Total Video Memory: 255MB

                                               CUDA driver version: 3010

                                            CUDA Device # 0 not choosen because 765MB are required, and 255MB are present.

                                            Completed shader test!

                                            Internal return value: 7

                                            • 20. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                              StuCS5 Level 1

                                              I did it before, and checked it was still on afterwards... The hack should work on any card with CUDA enabled (i cant say how performance will be affected with less than the recommended VRAM... Let me go through the process i did everything again as i have now noticed my original post is a little wrong...

                                               

                                              Make sure your mac is all upto date driver wise.. Just run Software update

                                               

                                              Download CUDA drivers from nVidia http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/macosx-cuda-3.1.17-driver-uk.html

                                               

                                              Download, install and run gfxCardStatus and force your mac to use only the nvidia chip.. http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus/

                                               

                                              Check CUDA is installed by looking in system preferences...

                                               

                                              Then check gpusniffer...

                                               

                                              Open terminal...

                                               

                                              Now on the terminal type (adjust folders as needed)...

                                               

                                              Most of the times, for standard instalations, the following should work, but it will not hurt you to look the actual place where premiere was installed:


                                              CODE

                                              /Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5.app/Contents/GPUSniffer.app/Contents/MacOS/GPUSniffer

                                               

                                               


                                              You should get an output similar to this: Here is my output...

                                               

                                              Texture memory: 0

                                              Vendor string:    NVIDIA Corporation

                                              Renderer string:  NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M OpenGL Engine

                                              Version string:   2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.18

                                               

                                              OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...

                                              OpenGL Version 2.0

                                              Supports shaders!

                                              Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader

                                              Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA

                                              Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader

                                              Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader

                                              Testing for CUDA support...

                                                 Found 1 devices supporting CUDA.

                                                 CUDA Device # 0 properties -

                                                 CUDA device details:

                                                    Name: GeForce GT 330M

                                                    Compute capability: 1.2

                                                    Total Video Memory: 511MB

                                                 CUDA driver version: 3010

                                              CUDA Device # 0 supported.

                                              Completed shader test!

                                              Internal return value: 7

                                               

                                               

                                              (Regardless of output try the next part anyways...)

                                               

                                              DO NOT CLOSE THE TERMINAL

                                               


                                              TO ADD YOUR CARD TO THE LIST OF SUPPORTED CARDS.

                                               

                                              On the terminal type:

                                               

                                               

                                              CODE
                                              sudo nano /Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5.app/Contents/cuda_supported_cards.txt

                                               

                                              Insert your card at the end of the listed cards... Your cards name is shown in the gpusniffer output.. i.e for Mid 2010 MBP as shown above "GeForce GT 330M" (i left the GT part out in my original post)

                                               

                                              Press CTRL + X
                                              Answer "Y" (stands for YES, I want to save the file)
                                              Press enter until you get out of the editor.

                                               

                                              Then that's it... Thats the hack, Hardware Mercury Engine should be enabled... Judging by the gpusniffer outputs that say 'device not chosen' all i can think is are you forcing the nvidia chipset with gfxstatus?

                                               

                                              Hope that is a little clearer (remember CUDA, Gfxcardstatus forcing nvidia, add card to supported list, save, job done...)

                                               

                                              Let me know how you get on...

                                               

                                              Stuart

                                               

                                               

                                              • 21. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                Angus(silentG) Level 1

                                                Still not working. Any other suggestions? Appreciate all the help thus far.

                                                 

                                                 

                                                Angus

                                                • 22. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                  Bob Ramage Level 1

                                                  Thanks for the tip, Stuart. Tried the hack and it works great on my mid-2010 Macbook Pro.

                                                  • 23. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                    StuCS5 Level 1

                                                    Glad it is working for someone else! 

                                                     

                                                    Angus i'm a little stumped, let me look into it, i think google might have to be our friend here... It could well be the lack of vram...

                                                    • 24. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                      dcmoose

                                                      Hi, StuCS5:

                                                       

                                                      Your posts for the CS5 mods are great.  I really appreciate the detail you've added.

                                                       

                                                      I'm thinking of buying a MBP to use Adobe Premiere CS5 and After Effects.  Could I get the Tech Specs for the portable you have it running on?  Any recommedations for a new purchaser wanting to buy the "best" MacBook Pro for CS5?  screen size/resolution. RAM, etc.

                                                       

                                                      Thanks!!

                                                      • 25. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                        StuCS5 Level 1

                                                        Hello moose, Im running a mid 2010 17in MBP with the 2.66 i7 with 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State HDD, HiRes Anti-Glare Screen, 30in Apple Display as 2nd monitor, 4TB RAID E-Sata external setup through ExpressCard 34 (nothing but hassle, drive corruption etc... I can see why apple hasn't added esata to the MBP's just yet)... I like the 17in models but if you need more portability the 15in i7 can be configured the same, basically you DO want to spend more cash on RAM and the Solid State Drive just adds to speed up the machine during normal use...

                                                         

                                                        This works well in Premier Pro but as laptops are strangled with the amount of ram you can add and the fact we don't have a quad core MBP (thought one would have came in 2010 but hey ho, battery life comes first i guess) don't expect stellar performance in After Effects but it does work well enough if you want to use the MBP as a desktop replacement (it never will replace a workstation though really, lets be honest)

                                                         

                                                        Working with the HD footage off of the new bunch of SLR's and Cams works absolutely fine, trying to work with RED footage gets a little tedious unless you convert it all to something along the lines of ProRes...

                                                         

                                                        Any other questions just ask...

                                                        • 26. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                          dcmoose Level 1

                                                          Thanks VERY much for the detailed response!  I thought the i7 was a quad-core proc, but after reading about the mobile versions of the i5 and i7 MBPs, I was amazed!  How can they label a CPU as i5 and i7, but not differentiate the number of cores each has?  Kind of deceptive if you ask me. 

                                                           

                                                          At this point, I'm leaning toward a 15" MBP with the best screen resolution, most amount of RAM, and largest SSD available.  That should be good for 80-90% of my daughter's Multimedia school work.  If she needs more, she will have the school's iMac lab and my i7-930 (QUAD-CORE!

                                                           

                                                          Aloha!

                                                           

                                                          -


                                                          StuCS5 <forums@adobe.com> wrote:

                                                          Hello moose, Im running a mid 2010 17in MBP with the 2.66 i7 with 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State HDD, HiRes Anti-Glare Screen, 30in Apple Display as 2nd monitor, 4TB RAID E-Sata external setup through ExpressCard 34 (nothing but hassle, drive corruption etc... I can see why apple hasn't added esata to the MBP's just yet)... I like the 17in models but if you need more portability the 15in i7 can be configured the same, basically you DO want to spend more cash on RAM and the Solid State Drive just adds to speed up the machine during normal use...

                                                           

                                                          This works well in Premier Pro but as laptops are strangled with the amount of ram you can add and the fact we don't have a quad core MBP (thought one would have came in 2010 but hey ho, battery life comes first i guess) don't expect stellar performance in After Effects but it does work well enough if you want to use the MBP as a desktop replacement (it never will replace a workstation though really, lets be honest)

                                                           

                                                          Working with the HD footage off of the new bunch of SLR's and Cams works absolutely fine, trying to work with RED footage gets a little tedious unless you convert it all to something along the lines of ProRes...

                                                           

                                                          Any other questions just ask...

                                                          >

                                                          • 27. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                            andreinemo

                                                            Hy Angus!

                                                            I've just started working with premiere CS5 on my top top top expensive macbook pro(the best there is on the market). I even have a SSD.

                                                            Im working with hdv movies shot with Canon 5d mark ii. After importing 4 clips of about 200mb each and putting together 4 seconds of timeline editing(nothing fancy...an audio, a fade effect and a zoom effect) my playback is just garbage. It's delayed, it skips frames and it's really unworkable.

                                                            I have a 64bit Snow Leopard 10.6 version. My scratch disk allows my project to use up to 60Gb of SSD aand the avaible ram for this is 6.5 out of 8.

                                                            The mercury playback engine is absent.

                                                             

                                                            Now, I really got to know this:

                                                             

                                                            I'm a beginner in movie editting and to premiere. Is it my fault? Did I mess up some settings?

                                                            if NOT...

                                                            Even without mercury acceleration, how is it possible, with this kind of top configuration, not to be able to playback 4 seconds of editing work?

                                                             

                                                            The reason I've spent 3000euros on this machine was to be able to do photo and video editing. What is there to do?

                                                            Please help!

                                                             

                                                            Thank you!

                                                            • 28. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                              Harm Millaard Level 7
                                                              The reason I've spent 3000euros on this machine was to be able to do photo and video editing. What is there to do?

                                                               

                                                              Get a refund and get a Sager for the same amount of money and at least triple the performance.

                                                              • 29. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                andreinemo Level 1

                                                                That's not an option now. I bought it in September 2010. Also, I wanted a more reliable,stable operating sistem. I'm kinda tired of windows crushing and being infected by all kinds of new viruses. Antivirus softwares are always one step behind.

                                                                • 30. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                  Harm Millaard Level 7

                                                                  No alternative in that case. Live with your decision, the funds spent, and the limitations of the platform.

                                                                  • 31. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                    Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                                                    For better performance, you can try lowering the display qualities for your source and record panels. More info here: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WS40D098AD-37B2-4a0e-A46C-2C27F2CD0864.ht ml

                                                                    • 32. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                      Bob Ramage Level 1

                                                                      I use my 2010 Macbook Pro to edit 5d Mk ii footage with no problem, usually large complex projects, so something is wrong. Are you using a separate drive for your video files?

                                                                      • 33. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                        andreinemo Level 1

                                                                        Thank you Kevin! Unfortunately nothing changed. The Cuda accelerator did not work either due to the lack of ram(same problem).

                                                                         

                                                                        Now I'm thinking of converting my H264 format to something less pretentious but without loosing too much quality. Prores was mentioned here but,ive read on other forums, that it makes the file 5times bigger and that's another issue.

                                                                         

                                                                        Is there a reasonable format I can convert the H264 to? What software conversion should I use?

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                        • 34. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                          andreinemo Level 1

                                                                          Nope, I'm using the same drive. I've started a new project more complex and it seems to work ok now. Something must have went wrong in the previous project. We'll see...

                                                                          Thanx guys!

                                                                          • 35. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                            Larry Applegate Level 2

                                                                            Regarding eSata on my MacBook Pro 17" I5, the Sonnet Tempo Pro eSata Express card works flawlessly, even with an old 2-drive FirmTek enclosure, on both OS X and WIndows 7. I also have CS5 installed, but I do not do heavy Premiere editing, I use it to create and test Encore projects for our BluStreak Premaster replication application.

                                                                             

                                                                            Larry Applegate

                                                                            Rivergate Software, Inc.

                                                                            www.blustreak.dvdaferedit.com

                                                                            • 36. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                              kennyman1600

                                                                              I tried this hack too and mine did not work.

                                                                              OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...

                                                                              OpenGL Version 2.0

                                                                              Supports shaders!

                                                                              Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader

                                                                              Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA

                                                                              Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader

                                                                              Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader

                                                                              Testing for CUDA support...

                                                                                 Found 1 devices supporting CUDA.

                                                                                 CUDA Device # 0 properties -

                                                                                 CUDA device details:

                                                                                    Name: GeForce GT 330M

                                                                                    Compute capability: 1.2

                                                                                    Total Video Memory: 255MB

                                                                                 CUDA driver version: 3010

                                                                              CUDA Device # 0 not choosen because 765MB are required, and 255MB are present.

                                                                              Completed shader test!

                                                                              Internal return value: 7

                                                                               

                                                                              CUDA Device # 0 not choosen because 765MB are required, and 255MB are present. I believe this is why mine and the other guys did not work. Is there any way to lower the playback quality in PREMIERE PRO to get better playback quality OR is there any way to get this hack to work with only 255MB of video memory?

                                                                              • 37. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                                Angus(silentG) Level 1

                                                                                So what's your problem?

                                                                                • 38. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                                  kennyman1600 Level 1

                                                                                  My problem is is that i was wondering why the hack didnt work and if there is any way to lower the playback quality in premiere pro so that it wont be as laggy when I playback my video.

                                                                                  • 39. Re: 2010 MacBook Pro and Premiere Pro CS5
                                                                                    Aquarius1994

                                                                                    Hi Stu,

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Thanks for the hack. It works on my 2010 MacBook Pro.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Cheers,

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