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  • Returning to Premiere Pro, but have questions

    Posted by Michael P on April 25, 2005 at 11:20 pm

    Hello all,

    I know you might not see me around here often, but I am have been an Avid User for most of my recent productions. Though I am on Xpress Pro HD right now, I still have 2 copies of Premiere Pro 1.0, and still use them for little projects. I was thinking of getting back into using Premiere Pro, but had a few questions reguarding hardware and software:

    1. Were I to get a hardware card for Premiere Pro, would Decklink’s HD solution or a Matrox RT.x100 be better? I mainly use DV, but would love to have faster render times and more realtime effects while editing. I also own and am learning Adobe After Effects Pro6.5, Photoshop 6, Encore DVD, and Audition and was wondering if either the decklink or matrox would be better for working with these programs? I have seen support for them on Decklink’s site, but haven’t found reviews of the products in this aspect.

    2. Is it worth it right now to upgrade to Premiere Pro 1.5, or should PPro 2.0 be out in a few months. I was surprised that Adobe didn’t announce the new DV collection around NAB time, and so don’t know how far out PPro 2.0 will be. I haven’t used PPro in a while, but I remember that 1.0 was EXTREMELY prone to crashing and not saving work. That was one of the reasons I switched to Avid. I have since heard that 1.5.1 was much better and worth another look. Is it that much better, stability wise?

    Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated! 🙂


    P.S. If you need to know my system specifications, I have updated them in my profile. Thanks again 🙂

    Mike Velte replied 19 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Mike Velte

    April 26, 2005 at 11:36 am

    1. Hardware acceleration cards like the Matrox RTX100 or Storm2 wont help in other apps. I would hold off on purchasing a card for a bit as things are in a state of flux with HD/HDV coming on the scene. You might be suprised what Pro and a fast PC can do with SD without a “card”.

    2. I would upgrade Pro to 1.5 and Photoshop to CS2.

  • Craig Howard

    April 27, 2005 at 2:50 am

    Sorry Mike P…, I do not mean to hijack this thread but a question for Mike V because he brought up something of interest to me in his response above.

    It may be of value to you also.

    Mike V quote: You might be suprised what Pro and a fast PC can do with SD without a “card”.

    If I was to create a non matrox project in PremPro…would that be the same as being “without a card”. ( ie bypass the Matrox software /hardware)

    I ask because I still think that Adobe and Matrox have not quite got these things talking to each other yet ( eg Updating Timeline error /bug)

    Shooter Film Company
    New Zealand

    (Premiere Pro 1.5 / Matrox TRX100 XTreme Pro)

  • Mike Velte

    April 27, 2005 at 11:58 am

    Disable the card in Device Manager. Open Pro with “DV-NTSC Standard 48 Hz” Project settings. Capture some footage with a generic firewire connection.
    Use only Pro’s effects. Give it a try.
    Really shines with a 3.0+ P4 HT with at least 1 GB of dual channel DDR RAM.

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