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Premiere Pro 2020 (14) slow, jerky playback with Metal renderer on MacBook Pro

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Nov 14, 2019

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I noticed that the default GPU Acceleration renderer in the 2020 (14) update is now Metal.  However, on my 2019 MacBook Pro with a Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB, the playback is slow and jerky.  I changed the renderer setting back to OpenCL and it plays smooth.  It seems strange that this setting has been marked as Deprecated.  

 

15 inch MacBook Pro

2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9

MacOS Catalina

32GB Memory

Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

 

What am I missing?  I have a fairly new MacBook with the top of the line GPU?

 

Thanks for any help.

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Premiere Pro 2020 (14) slow, jerky playback with Metal renderer on MacBook Pro

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I noticed that the default GPU Acceleration renderer in the 2020 (14) update is now Metal.  However, on my 2019 MacBook Pro with a Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB, the playback is slow and jerky.  I changed the renderer setting back to OpenCL and it plays smooth.  It seems strange that this setting has been marked as Deprecated.  

 

15 inch MacBook Pro

2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9

MacOS Catalina

32GB Memory

Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

 

What am I missing?  I have a fairly new MacBook with the top of the line GPU?

 

Thanks for any help.

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I don't have the answer for you but I've had the same issue with the last 2 Premiere releases. I have a 2012 Mac Pro with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 running Mojave. This card is on Apples list as still being supported but Metal doesn't work well at all with it. OpenCL is much better. I created a similar post to yours a while back but just got the "your system is old" response even though I didn't have the issue on CC 2017.

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Same issue here. I was forced back to CC2019. Adobe hasn't fixed the Metal support in CC2020. Even more sadly they just wont admit it. There's nothing wrong with being honest with its users. Just say Mac users, were still working on Metal support and we recommend staying on 2019 until we work it out. I would totally respect that. But I guess that's not good marketing! 

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Responding to original poster, tflink

Hello, I updated to Catalina about 3 weeks ago and noticed that the first Premiere (CC2020 14.0.4) project I did the jerkiness began. I've since had to muddle thru 2 more. Prior to Catalina all worked pretty well. I thought this newly occuring slow, jerkiness was maybe due to a latency between my 2015 MacBook Pro, (3.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB memory, Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB) and my USB3.0 external drive. So the last project I edited directly on the hard drive and nothing changed. So, I went in and changed the renderer from Metal to Open GL as you did (although marked depracated) with NO change in performance. Did you do any additional "fixes" other than just changing to Open GL? Thanks

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Same issue, I can barely get through a session with minimal photo and video and I'm freaking out. I spent over $4k on this machine.

I'm running:

MACBOOK PRO (15, 2019)

2.4 GHZ 8-CORE INTEL i9

32 GB 2400 MHZ DDR4

RADEON PRO VEGA 4GB

INTEL UHD 630 1536 MB

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Same here. I'm so frustrated. I have top spec late 2018 15" MBP (i9, 32 Gt, Vega 20, latest Catalina), but playing back timeline in Premiere 2020 with Metal is like trying to edit with IBM 386 SX PC from golden 1990's. I'm really frustrated. Everything was buttery smooth with Pr 2019 & Open CL... Come on Adobe!

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