5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2011 1:54 PM by Daxman1965

    Premiere Pro headless gobbling all my RAM

    navparker@mac.com Level 1

      Running CS5 here. I'm doing an Export from PP using the "queue" function, so Adobe Media Encoder is launching.

       

      But after a few minutes, my machine grinds to a halt as Premiere gobbles up all my RAM, my OS X creates a whopping 38GB virtual memory swap file and my startup SSD is completely filled (this Mac has 32GB of physical RAM installed). Everything pinwheels and I have to do a hard power down of my workstation.

       

      Any idea why it's not respecting the 20GB limit I set on the apps? Is this a Premiere problem or an AME problem?

       

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        • 1. Re: Premiere Pro headless gobbling all my RAM
          tfi productions 44 Level 1

          hello,

           

          one of the first things forum users will need you to post is your computer specs

           

          how much actual RAM do you have installed regardless of the swap file

           

          i use a pc with 24gb 1600MHZ ram and when i export through media encoder

           

          PPROHEADLESS will use a lot of ram...

           

          hope this helps,

           

          please post your specs and the export settings you're using

           

          you'll save yourself time and headaches and get a good answer sooner,

           

           

          j

          • 2. Re: Premiere Pro headless gobbling all my RAM
            navparker@mac.com Level 1

            The OT mentions 32GB RAM (It's an early 2008 Mac Pro).  Rendering mostly RED .R3D footage to the YouTube widescreen SD preset. No effects.

            • 3. Re: Premiere Pro headless gobbling all my RAM
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8

              The RED importer plug-in in CS5 is very ill-behaved with regard to memory usage, and it doesn't respect the limit on memory usage set in the Premiere Pro application.

               

              Try the same thing without the RED footage as a test.

              • 4. Re: Premiere Pro headless gobbling all my RAM
                navparker@mac.com Level 1

                Yeah, AME has been fine usually. And I've processed RED footage before with it. Just today it's gone out of control in regards to memory.

                 

                Is CS5.5 more well behaved?

                • 5. Re: Premiere Pro headless gobbling all my RAM
                  Daxman1965 Level 1

                  Hi Todd,

                   

                  I am busy transcoding in Encore (3 time Lines +- 75min each) it is using 23 gig of my 24 gig ram and it is set to only use 20 Gig. when I started it was going quick until the ram hit +-18 gig then it started going slower and slower. It has been going now for 4 hours.

                   

                  System Spec:

                   

                  Asus P6X58D-E

                  980X OC to 4.1

                  24 Gig Corsair Gt Dominator Ram at 1600

                  GTX 480

                  600 gig Veloci Rapter OS (windows 7 64 bit ultimate)

                  4 x 1tb Samsung raid 0 Media

                  3 x 1tb Samsung raid 0 Render and output

                  both of the above run off a Intel raid controller (RS2BL080)

                  Black Magic Ultrastudio Pro USB 3

                  Production Premium CS5 and CS5.5

                   

                  If I open windows task manager it shows that Pr is using 21 473 440K and Encore is using 446 644K of memory. the funny thing is if I close Pr then En hangs and shuts down and if I start En by it's self and try and import the Pr sequences it says something about not been able read the format. Do you think this could have something to do with the blackmagic settings?

                   

                  regards

                   

                  Darren