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CS6 Premiere Pro and Mountain Lion OSX.8 - A good mix

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#1 Drew


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:31 AM

I don't usually upgrade to a new OS version until X.3 or 4 so the bugs are cleared. However, for those using Premiere Pro CS6, upgrading to Mountain Lion OSX.8 will give you a boost in performance and stability. Open CL acceleration is better, real time playback is faster. Just about everything is better and more stable. I was given this tip by Adobe themselves and finally bit the bullet. It works better. I was crazy enough to even do it without my Adobe Master install discs with me.

However there are a few caveats for those using AVCHD cameras:

For other formats, it's working fine and peppier! I'm not digging a few new features with OSX.8 but it is very impressive as an OS. Makes me wonder why I paid for OSX.7 and why they didn't name it Lion instead of OSX.7 (a sham OS upgrade if there was one!).

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

They did name it Lion when it was released. So far, I have really heard nothing negative about ML but am still holding off awhile before I do the install. We can expect a new FCPX version in late August/early Sept if all the beta testing is completed. Hopefully, we will get a scrolling timeline and the ability to set in/out points off a card on multiple clips prior to ingesting. I was asked what features I would like to see in the new version and gave them a long list but those are two I would most want.


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