Premiere Pro CS6: Low CPU-Usage

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by google0912, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. google0912
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    macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2012

    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...

  2. matteusclement
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    Jan 26, 2008
    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.

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