So, While I procrastinate the writing of my next, exciting, Magnetic Timeline post, I thought I’d throw up (pun intended) this little nugget. I recently watched a demo of Premiere CC running on a new Mac Pro. There was a little section on real-time interaction with the app, followed by a demo of mixed format 4k real-time performance. Like many of the Mac Pro demos, it was pretty impressive. What got my curiosity up though, was the first section about real time interaction with the app, i.e., editing while playing back. The media used in this section was not specified, but I doubt it was 4k, if anyone knows please chime in. Have a look below. The relevant portion begins about 2 minutes in and is about 2 minutes long. The rest of the video is cool, but irrelevant to my pointless demo…
So… after watching this, I was curious how FCP X (And PrCC) would perform with a similar timeline on the computer I happened to be on at the time. It was not a Mac Pro… So, I grabbed some 1080p H264 clips and did a little test, which runs about 4 minutes:
Then, to be fair, I did the same thing with PrCC. This takes a little longer, about 8 minutes:
So, that’s 15 minutes of your life you’ll never get back. What’s my point? Didn’t really have one, just thought it was an interesting comparison. I
own rent Premiere. I use it, and FCP 7 for that matter, when I need to. I much prefer FCP X.
Anyway, I think the takeaway here is that I want a Mac Pro, no matter what I’m gonna run on it. Also, Halloween Parties are fun. 🙂
Addendum: It was pointed out to me that the Pr “Dust and Grain” effect (analog to the “Aged Film” effect I used in X) is not GPU accelerated, so that may be why Pr choked near the end of the “demo”.