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Old Jan 1, 2013, 04:35 AM   #1
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Premiere Pro CS6: Low CPU-Usage


I have a new Mac Mini 2012,i7,16GB Ram.

When I render videos in PP CS6, I have a CPU usage of only 20-30% and it isn't really as fast as I was hoping for (it tells me in the Activity Monitor that 222% of CPU(s) are being used).
Source Material is SD and it doesn't matter if effects are used or not, speed is mostly real-time encoding (a 14min video without effects takes 10 minutes to render, with many effects turned on it's about 13-14 minutes).

Are there any settings I could turn on in order to increase rendering speed? After Effects seems to be a bit better, but also in a way too slow for an i7...

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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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You are probably being bottle necked with the one hard drive that you have.
You need a scratch disc and a content disc to help speed things up.

Premiere doesn't use 100% cpu rate, even on my desktop.
AE will eat your comuter alive if there are no bottle necks.
try this:
take an empty pop can, place it on the floor, smash it flat, now try to pull it back to how it was.
see how it looks like crap? that's called compression
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