Cue Harm and his doorstop comment.
Sorry I am not an native speaker. I do not understand that figure of speech but I fear it's a joke.
I am in the fortunate position of never using the multitude of "special" effects with which the older versions of Matrox cluttered the Premiere installation. As a result, for me, the transition to CS5 using the Matrox beta drivers for my RTX2 has been no problem. I simply opened the couple of projects that I wished to work on in CS5 and went ahead. I deliberaterly waited until my "live" projects were at a minimum level before upgrading.
The new system is so fast and flexible, even with a three year old system and a GTS 250 graphics card, that I do not miss the Matrox acceleration in hardware at all. The few effects that I did use that are no longer available, e.g. Matrox Move and Scale, are now real-time with the Adobe version on my relatively feeble system.
Clearly, where a project uses Matrox effects which are no longer available, these will have to be removed and replaced, and it is probable that they will slow things down in the meantime. Once they are removed, there should be no more problem.
This is by no means the first thread I have seen relating this kind of problem. I wonder how the upgrade to CS5 was carried out? I always keep an image of the basic Windows set-up, immediately before I install Premiere, and always start from that. This ensures a clean start with no Matrox of Adobe debris around to cause any problems. I always install Premiere and the rest of my Adobe software, before the rest of the office software.
If Harm Millaard does pollute this thread with his customary abuse, my advice is to ignore him, and hope he goes away.
Yes, I knew the Matrox effects would have to be reconstructed.
It really worked well at first, just some messages things were not there.
But I could see what was missing and projects still worked really smooth, even when plugins were missing.
However, now all CS4 projects say Unknown where the plugins are missing and PP freezes up quite badly.
I don't know what happended. Maybe it is the Boris install that I did.
Somehow I must go back to a previous set up, if I only knew how.
I need those CS2 and CS4 projects; my investment credibility depends on them.
UPDATE: Installing Quicktime causes severe problems when using PP CS5. It's the cause of the problems mentioned here.
The system freezes up. You need Quicktime to play 32 bit movs or render to mov.
But after installing it, PP freezes several minutes when playing 32 bit TGA sequences.
The interface becomes sluggish and unpredictable.
Deinstalling Quicktime helps to cure the problems but I need to render 32 movs.
I'll be asking about this in a seperate thread.
There have been problems noted with some versions of Quicktime - I use the V7.6.2 oft the player and have no problems.
I have a very similar problem! I just migrated to CS5 with Matrox MXO2-LE w/MAX and am having the same instability and sluggishness that I had with the Matrox Axio LE and CS4. However, I'm less than a week into this migration and am going to re-install this weekend by doing a clean install. By the way, did you install in this order?:
CS5 Updates (v2.0.2)
BCC7 (I hope you're not using 6)
I even have BCC7, so we're in a very similar boat. Are you sure Quicktime's the culprit? I'm running the latest, but not maybe the greatest, version of Quicktime.
Felix, Quicktime is the culprit. Your install order is okay. You don't need to format everything again, just deinstall Quicktime.
There seem to be some deminished Quicktime hacks, that only give you the animation codec.
Maybe that can be the solution.
Meanwhile it is wise to avoid mixing TGA sequences with the latest Quicktime install.
Someone mentioned catting the TGA sequences to Quicktime with AE to avoid TGA sequences in PP.