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Hi. I currently use many of Adobe products for my personal and business work.
I spend the most time with Premiere Pro (PP) and Media Encoder (ME), as a video maker.
Recently, I have updated my PP for 14.4 version, and the same version for the ME.
I found out an issue that my encoding time significantly increases.
And there is a color LUT issue as well. Some LUTs slows the video preview, like choppy.
I will try to be as detail as possible. I am appreciated with your patient.
So those reasons above, I upgraded my CPU, motherboard, and RAM.
Now, my PC is--
i7-10700K Comet Lake
NVIDIA GTX 1080
NVME M.2 SSD
Windows 10 Pro
I was so happy, and tried the Premiere Pro again.
Well, still slow encoding time.
Video I tested was:
Recorded in Sony A7M3, 4K 30P, Cine4
PP Sequence was 1080P 23.976.
Exported in PP Preset H.264 Youtube 1080P, and I downgraded the bit rate from 16 to 8.
The expected file size is about 340MB. Video length is 5:27
Only 1 sound track, simple cut-edit with no special transitions, LUTs, etc.
The estimated encoding time was about 13 minutes. It actually took 12 minutes with my iPhone stopwatch.
It is long, right?
I tried both CUDA encoding and the Software encoding. There was pretty much no difference in encoding time.
I will tell you what, the ME does the same.
Therefore, I remove PP 14.4 version from my PC and installed 14.2 version that I previsouly used.
That was my last idea, after spent a lot of time researching, trying Intel Quicksync, etc.
Exact same project, and the estimate time remaining was 1 minute and 33 seconds with CUDA!
I tried the software encoding. It took 2 mintues and 13 seconds!!!
I have no idea what is going on.
The LUT issue I mentioned earlier, was solved. No choppy or slow preview with certain LUTs in 14.2 version. Nice and smooth.
I reinstalled the 14.4 version to make sure.
And it was slow like a turtle. Removed from my PC again.
Now, I am using Premiere Pro 14.3 version. I tested it and it is very fast like 14.2 version.
14.4 version has significantly low CPU usage during the encoding. Some people say it is normal, but about 16% CPU usage and 2% GPU usage are not normal.
With PP 14.2 version, CPU usage was 70% and GPU usage was 60%. They tried to finish their job ASAP.
What makes these differences? The only thing I did was remove 14.4 version and installed 14.2, 14.3 version.
I am very affraid that if someday Adobe discontinues to support older versions. Then I will get stuck in slow encoding time and choppy video previews with my favorite color LUTs.
I can upload my test results (I screen shot them) here upon request...
Thank you for reading.
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