I have lowered my screen resolution, decreased my playback video to 1/4 quality, disabled all video tracks except the one I'm working on, and yet the app freezes and crashes my computer. On reboot, I'm lucky if I get to open the app back up before another freeze and crash.
I spoke with Apple Support twice today and they said there might be a compatibility issue between Adobe and macOS. A simple google search prooves I'm not the only one with this issue.
It's extremely frustrating to pay $$$$ for a mac & $$ for Adobe CC and be told it doesn't play nice. I'll tell that to my client when they start wondering why their project isn't completed.
Sorry about this. My Macs are all running Premiere just fine. Have you tried a new project yet? What kind of media are you using? Have you done any troubleshooting like trashing media cache with all projects closed? How about trashing preferences. Tried that? Let us know.
Yes, I did trash media cache and preferences. And the current project I'm working in is a new project. As for media, I'm working mostly with Zoom video records ranging from 3584x2240 resolution down to 1280x720. Frame rates also vary from 60, 50, and 25.
Apple support can't figure it out since I have no issues using other applications. And my system and video card should be big enough to handle 5 tracks of video.
Kevin, here's a question that just popped into my head.
The footage I'm using is mostly from zoom recordings. Do you think if I transcode the footage to ProRes codec, it may be the trick to get Premiere working properly on my iMac? Thinking that if the footage isn't in the apple codec, this could be (or one of) the issues.