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MacBook Pro 2019 16" Temperature and CPU Usage

Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Hi,

 

I have had my Macbook Pro 2019 for about 1.5 months now and I have been starting to mess around with video editing for personal/school use. My Mac seems to get hot very quickly even just working on very short clips when rendering. Is it normal to see the CPU exceed 210°F while rendering a short clip and use over 1,000% CPU power (6-core system)? I am coming from a Macbook Pro 2014, so I don't know a lot about how hyperthreading and video editing works especially with a seconds graphics card. Are there any ways to best optimize Adobe Premiere Pro for the Mac? I am not planning on doing anything intense really, I just want to understand more about what to expect with my new Macbook Pro and why it seems like it takes a lot of power just to do short video editing.

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Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Even rendering titles requires 1,000% CPU power.

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Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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You've posted in the Premiere Elements forum, not the Premiere Pro forum.   However, I'll suggest that video editing is commonly the hardest work you'll ask a computer to do.  It is normal for it to be at maximum effort. 

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Jun 29, 2020 Jun 29, 2020

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i have the same problem! and it seems to be an issue that's crept up. it didn't used to do this! i have a 2020 16" and this machine should be able to handle it better than it is. i tried reinstalling the OS and that helped for about a week before it started doing the thing again.

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Jun 29, 2020 Jun 29, 2020

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It is normal for your computer to work hard when video editing.  That's what it is supposed to do.  What is it doing that you don't like?

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Jul 18, 2021 Jul 18, 2021

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Instead of "a big leap" from a MacBook Pro 15inch full equipment from 2015 to a MacBook Pro 16inch 2020 full equipment (i9, 64GB RAM, 8TB SSD), it is a big disappointment. The performance from the 2015 MacBook Pro to the 2020 MacBook Pro 16inch has not improved from my experience as a video editor. The only thing that has increased is Apple Inc.'s share price and the CEO's bonus. 

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