I don't really think it's applicable in this particular situation. I have just switched to PP for FCP-7. All my FCP 7 shows are mastered in ProRes and this last one of course was too and it's the one I had to make a small change in. I didn't see anything in the post you referred me to that suggests that PP cannot/will not play back proRes material.
At the moment I'm screening DVCPROHD 1080i material and I'm having the same problem with choppy playback/freezes and lost audio in the viewer. I saw a post that came from Walter Biscardi for audio setup and followed that, which did seem to help a little, but the problem still exists. This is what i did...
Audio...set preferences in Premier to "built in output" and also set audio mapping to same, set audio hardware to "built in output" with caches at 1024
set computer preferences audio output to Kona card...
So I think this is some sort of setup that I have missed since I get identical problem with ProRes and DVCPROHD. Any other sugestions will be most appreciated. I'll give AJA a call tomorrow if I can't find a fix on the forum.
Pro Res converted file don't work well on PC based PPro. If it is possible replace them with original files and edit them natively without any conversions. Otherwise you will have to struggle thru this project.
>Pro Res converted file don't work well on PC based PPro
The original message is about a "New MacPro" not a Windows computer
Thanks for your note, but I'm using MacPro.
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I think with OS 10.7, you should be running version 10.x of the Kona Control Panel.
Don't expect your Kona experience with Pr to the the same as FCP. Apparently, AJA did a better job of writing the driver for FCP than they did for Adobe, or specifically Pr. There are persistent bugs in the Adobe AJA driver. My Kona LHi works far better in FCP and Ae than in Pr. So, yes, be sure to quiz AJA about this when you get them on the phone.
Pr + Kona is less than stellar. Effects don't update through the video card after making changes, and choppy playback is almost expected. Once it get's going, it's pretty smooth sailing, until the Auto-Save kicks in, which will interrupt playback. Yes, it's true!
One thing that helps is to let Pr idle and do all it's conforming and pek files and all that jazz before trying to edit. Don't whip the CTI back and forth and expect instant updates as in FCP. And just expect a slower experience overall.
I prefer to work in a native Sequence until it's time to do a final color pass before pasting my work into an AJA Sequence to see my work on a broadcast monitor.
In case you didn't see this, Walter also has a post on his blog that mentions the newer AJA drivers (9.1, I think), which contains some performance changes, including an 'aggressive cache' toggle that you might want to experiment with.