>idling, it can go down to 600 MB. When editing starts, the memory usage jumps over 1.5 GB in a few seconds
You have an empty backpack... it takes you 9 ounces of effort to lift that backpack off the floor
You fill the backpack with college books... it takes you 7 pounds of effort to lift that backpack off the floor
Is this normal?
Not sure how this analogy works. But I see a delay -- that few seconds Premiere does not really respond.