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Premiere not fully utilizing PC?

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Hello everyone,

So after building my first PC for video editing and media work (as well as some gaming), and now that I've started exporting my first video made on it I'm noticing something a little.... weird?... If you look at the below screenshot you'll see that its a 1 hr long video that is really more similar to an album cover that doesn't have any crazy color work or anything added to it. It looks like CPU utilization is very... well its rapidly oscillating, and my GPU is basically unused. But please correct me if I'm wrong but I wouldn't expect my 3600x and Rc 580 8GB gpu to take a whopping 8x longer than the actual video to export... I know I have openCL set to hardware, but aside from that, shouldn't my PC be absolutely crushing this export?

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Just for some context, Adobe premier loves fast Intel CPU's and Nvidia GPU's that provide Cuda-acceleration which translates to faster rendering times.

 

TBH I didn't read most of your post cause you changed the text color to black and I (along with many others) am using dark mode. Reading it in highlighted red was annoying, next time leave the text color on default. 


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just move programs, premiere doesn't use hardware well.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Premiere-Pro-143/Hardware-Recommendations

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so there are a couple of things that can be happening. First if you are using h.264 master footage and are exporting to h.265 or something other than h.264 you will first have to decode the h.264 and then re-encode the footage. Every time you encode a file this is necessary but high compression codecs will require more work to decode the footage these are codecs such as h.264, 265 and most formats intended for web use.

Because I cant see all the info  I cant tell you all the optimizations but by putting the hardware render to openGL you have made the right decision but doomed yourself to not use the GPU, Honestly Premier just does not use AMD consumer GPU's anymore.  GPU support on the consumer hardware end is all NVidia at this point in a PC environment. Here is Adobes system requirements and recomendations.  But there are a few options that can slow down your renders if you use them along with this 4k footage does take real time or longer to render.

 

As others have mentioned Resolve is going to better utilize your hardware in general but it still has a slight CUDA bias, but also keep in mind that specific codecs may or may not be able to fully utilize components of your hardware during rendering making one piece of hardware be more utilized than another.

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