I've moved to a custom PC from being a mac user at my post house with the hopes of taking advantage of my Nvidia RTX 2080 super in order my edit my Red Raw 8k files. When I play back my raw files in Red Cine X I can playback full res at 24fps no issue though when I move into premiere, I am suttering all the way down to 1/16 res. When looking at task manager, it seems that my CPU is taking the brunt of the force for decoding though I hav have hardware acceleration and Mercury Cuda both enabled. I've been told that the GPU acceleration settings only apply to certian video effects that are specifically designed for Acccceleration which makes sense though my main issue comes with the fact that not only Red Cine X handles with files with ease. Davinchi Resolve seems to have no issue editing 8K raw at full speed taking advantage of my GPU for live playback decoding. I would like to stick with premiere since our whole office runs on adobe but I would rather not move to a proxy based system when I know I have the power to play back my full on a different editor. Is this a feature that I can hope to be added to a newer version of Premiere? Thank you!
You can spend $950.00 on a GPU and $350 on a CPU and have an expensive missed matched system. Or you can spend $500.00 on a CPU and $500.00 on a GPU and have a well balanced system. There is no need for the GPU to do any decoding of the R3D files. Let the GPU handle the effets and let the CPU handle the decoding. Below is an i9 9900K with an RTX 2070.
He's not asking about buying a new rig with better processor! I bought a ryzen 3900XT and it still runs like crap on premiere compared to every other video editing program. He is asking to please optimize adobe so it can actually utilize more of a better GPU like other video editors do! It would seriously be such an amazing feature. Stop working on features and all these fancy things and make it so i can use my RTX and actually edit more effectively. I do not want to buy a threadripper to do some video editing just because ADOBE isn't optimized for it.
not a very qualified answer.. I own a 16c Mac Pro 2019 with a Vega II GPU that sits COMPLETELY idle in Premiere when playing back R3d footage, while the CPU is maxed out on all 16 cores and still unable to playback smoothly.
I can do the same in Davinci Resolve and it uses the gpu nicely with the new metal support for r3d playback that Apple and Red have built in the end of last year. How hard can it be for Adobe to just implement a preexisting playback engine into premiere? Sigh.
The Premiere developers have been working on playback of complex media, especially noted in the public beta builds. It is clearly dependent to a large extent on the gear one has, and maddeningly, simply having a 'hot' CPU or GPU isn't necessarily the Answer ... it's what you have and how it's combinend.
So at the moment, some users are getting vastly improved playback of both complex media like RED files and also H.264/5 files, and others ... aren't. Yea, that can be cool or irritating depending which group you fall into.
Have your tried the public beta? They have their latest media playback changes in that beta. It seems pretty stable, and can be installed right alongside your 'shipping' version. You can even open a project in it to see how it works, and then open that project right up back in the shipping version.