Premiere Pro - Encoding and Exporting

Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2021

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Hello all,

 

Started using the Premiere Pro software back in November and all was good for the initial month and then we started to find problems.

 

One of our biggest issues is perfecting the encoding/exporting process. We have tested it across multiple powerful PC builds with top-end GPUs, at least 32GB of RAM and Intel i7 Processors. However, nothing seemed to significantly improve/worsen this process. We have noticed on 'Task Manager' that there was only small amounts of GPU utilisation (5% max), hardly any CPU or Memory utilisation, and the only real fluctuations in performance were seen across Wi-Fi/Ethernet performance.

 

Does this suggest that the exporting process is utilising an Internet Connection (Potentially thought this could be the case because the Creative Cloud is supposedly a Cloud-based software)? If so, is there anyway I can change this to ensure that the software is stored locally on my PC and isn't using an Internet Connection to export?

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Editing, Error or problem, Export, Hardware or GPU, Performance

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No, Premiere doesn't use the 'net as part of the exporting process. If your wifi/net connection is used for either cache or media access or something, yes that could be part of the equation.

 

Exporting involves a series of options and factors. What media is on the timeline, what effects have been applied, what gear you have to use it on, what format/codec you're exporting to.

 

Some effects naturally use the GPU, some don't. Color & Warp will rag a GPU, while many others don't. Some format/codecs use more or less of the CPU by design. H.264/265, the long-GOP things, are heavily dependent on which specific CPU you have, as some CPUs have built-in hardware for encoding/decoding and some don't. And some of the higher cost CPUs actually don't do as well as some cheaper ones.

 

Then in Premiere, there are a couple different settings for hardware/software encoding, and that can make a diffference as to which one or combination you apply.

 

Yea, it's confusing and not always easy to puzzle out. There are a couple others around here that may pop in that have good specific advice per CPU/GPU and media involved.

 

Neil

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Thank you Neil, appreciate the help!

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Not all GPUs take advantage of GPU acceleration and GPU encoding a decoding. What are your systems specs? You might be able to test out Quick Sync depending on the CPU.

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The current PC spec is:

 

CPU - Intel i9 10850K

GPU - N/A (Due to the current supply issues, this will have to wait but tend to make use of a GPU on another PC)

Memory - 64 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600MHz

 

Not sure if anything else will really effect the performance but if you want any other details let me know. I don't quite know the GPU used on the other PC but believe it is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

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