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What is the best setup for Premier Pro?

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Aug 23, 2020

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I am just learning and using Premier Pro for about 3 weeks now. It is slow, lagging, and my playback screen lags, the sound lags. Its aggrevating. I click on items and then I see it takes minutes to do what I have asked it to do. 

Is there a certain graphics card, or set up I need? 

If I would need to get a new laptop what would be the best setup for Premier Pro and After Effects? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. 

Thank you so much! 

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What is the best setup for Premier Pro?

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I am just learning and using Premier Pro for about 3 weeks now. It is slow, lagging, and my playback screen lags, the sound lags. Its aggrevating. I click on items and then I see it takes minutes to do what I have asked it to do. 

Is there a certain graphics card, or set up I need? 

If I would need to get a new laptop what would be the best setup for Premier Pro and After Effects? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. 

Thank you so much! 

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Do you edit H.264? Your best bet is to get at least an 8 core CPU with hyper threading and 32 GB of RAM.  An Nvida RTX 2070 and i9 9900k would be a decent setup. If you can only afford a six core CPU get an RTX 2060. You have to have a well matched system. Don't get an 8 Core CPU and a GTX 1050. That being said don't get an RTX 2080 Ti and a quad core CPU. You need the performance of the CPU and GPU to match.

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What are the specs of your computer? Especially RAM and processor and hard drive?

What files are you using inside Premiere (especially video files)?

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My computer,, old.. like 10 years. 

Is there a comparable laptop to purchase? For 2020 

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We'd need more specifics, like amount of RAM and processor.

If you're planning on using Premiere 2020, you'd need at least 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended) and a fast processor, I'd say at least i5 with i7 being better.

If you want to purchase a laptop it depends how much money you want to spend 😉

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As an example, I use a three year old Surface Pro 5 and Premiere is really fast. I can't complain. It does everythng.

Here's a video I did of my Surface Pro 5 with Premiere and After Effects:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPRhyLAJaWM

 

This is my review of the performance of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 (2017 edition) using Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop (all CC 2020 versions).

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Hardware is part of the battle, but don't underestimate the effect that the types of video you work with can have on your system performance (the codecs of the media).

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I agree with Phillip. H.264, the most popular format on earth, is also the most taxing on average computers. My advice is to transcode (copy) the footage to a format that is smoother and easier to operate with. I use ProRes LT for my non-commercial work. I make the files automatically in Premiere Pro Project Settings (Ingest Settngs). You can also make them in Media Encoder.

 

In addition to transcoding (or creating proxies - don't use H.264 as proxies), I also recommend placing your transcoded media on a separate drive than your OS drive. An attached SSD can work if it is connected via USB 3 or better.

 

Cheers,
Kevin

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