For everyone's reference, here's a link to a page on the AJA site for the new drivers, which includes a mention of the Aggressive Cache mode:
AJA Kona software updates: improved performance and stability with Adobe CS5.5 software: http://bit.ly/uuGkIK
Your welcome, Todd. This link is for the PC Versions. Mac users, just click the little blue tab at the top to get AJA driver 9.1 and Adobe plugin 9.1. I decided to share since I know lots of folks might not read the fine print in the AJA release notes and this fix is to good to let it go unnoticed or unused
I installed the new drivers, and can definitely see an improvement over the previous version. (I haven't yet tested an issue of crashing on AJA sequences with CUDA-accelerated effects, but I was never certain it was an AJA thing) But I'm curious - can you tell me specifically what improvements you are seeing with the "Aggressive Caching" setting? I am not sure if I am seeing what i am supposed to see with it on/off. Or, maybe another way to answer is - what issues do you have that are solved by turning it on. I just want to make sure I'm optimized here and checking against your experience with it.
Thanks as always for your help and enthusiasm...
You welcome Needles. When I turn on the Aggressive Cace and set the quality in the lower left to Medium, I find that all clips (even the challenging GOP ones like from the 5D) play SMOOTHLY on both Premieres Source / Program screens (GUI) but also the external display of the Kona 3 on my reference monitor (from both Source & Program) also is SMOOTH.