PremiumBeat by Jonny Elwin
Finding the right settings to make sure you’re getting the best out of Premiere Pro CC can sometimes be a bit tricky. Check out these quick tips to find out how to configure your RAM usage, change your label colors into sensible descriptions, use two monitors for playback, use a hidden hot key and more.
What’s the video at the top of this post got to do with configuring Premiere Pro CC? Not much! But it’s a pretty fun intro to Premiere Pro from the Conan editors.
Understanding Premiere Pro CC Memory Settings
setting memory correctly in premiere pro cc
Digital Rebellion has a very clear breakdown of how Premiere Pro CC makes use of the available system RAM and how to get the best performance from your machine.
Premiere, After Effects, Encore, Prelude, Media Encoder and Photoshop all use the same memory pool so the RAM is assigned between them. Premiere and After Effects are assigned the highest priority within the pool so closing these applications can improve performance in the other apps.
As a quick aside if you get ‘low memory warnings’ while rendering you can get around it by doing the following:
By default, Premiere Pro renders video using the maximum number of available processors, up to 16. However, some sequences, such as those containing high-resolution source video or still images, require large amounts of memory for the simultaneous rendering of multiple frames. These sequences can force Premiere Pro to cancel rendering and to give a Low Memory Warning alert. In these cases, you can maximize the available memory by changing the rendering optimization preference from Performance to Memory. Change this preference back to Performance when rendering no longer requires memory optimization. read more...