4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2011 6:24 PM by MNfilmguy7

    Renderer: Mercury Playback Engine Software Only??

    MNfilmguy7 Level 1



      Getting close to the end of my 30 day free trial of the CS5.5 Premiere Pro and I can't get over this issue.  Going into Project Settings>General>Renderer (under Video Rendering and Playback) the only option I have is "Mercury Playback Engine Software Only".  Does the trial version not let you use this feature? 


      I am running an early 2008 Mac Pro tower with 2 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 10 GB Memory, and the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT graphics card. 


      Seems my system should be able to use this feature, according to this information tutorial: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-pro-cs5/optimize-a-computer-for-mercury-playback- engine/


      I have verified that my Snow Leopard is running in 64-bit mode.


      Any suggestions?  I only have 2 days left on this free trial and have otherwise really been impressed with this software!