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Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 system requirements
- Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.*
- 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
- 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
- Additional disk space required for preview files and other working files (10 GB recommended)
- 1280 x 900 display
- OpenGL 2.0–capable system
- 7200-RPM hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended)
- Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
- DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
- QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
- Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
- This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.
* Learn more about Windows support.
Supported NVIDIA video adapters for GPU acceleration
- GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)
- GeForce GTX 470 (Windows)
- GeForce GTX 570 (Windows)
- GeForce GTX 580 (Windows)
- NVIDIA® Tesla C2075 card (Windows) when paired with a Quadro card as part of an NVIDIA Maximus™ configuration
- Quadro FX 3700M (Windows)
- Quadro FX 3800 (Windows)
- Quadro FX 3800M (Windows)
- Quadro FX 4800 (Windows and Mac OS)
- Quadro FX 5800 (Windows)
- Quadro 2000 (Windows)
- Quadro 2000D (Windows)
- Quadro 2000M (Windows)
- Quadro 3000M (Windows)
- Quadro 4000 (Windows and Mac OS)
- Quadro 4000M (Windows)
- Quadro 5000 (Windows)
- Quadro 5000M (Windows)
- Quadro 5010M (Windows)
- Quadro 6000 (Windows)
- Quadro CX (Windows)
- Tesla C2075** (Windows)
Visit the NVIDIA website for system requirements and compatibility. The list of video adapters that are compatible with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 is updated on a regular basis.
** When paired with a Quadro card as part of NVIDIA Maximus configured system.
The more system ram the better. Using 3 hardrives works best. One to read from, one to crunch the numbers, one to write the output file to. Will aid in speeding up your render times.
One would think there is a way to preload the codecs onto the computer and save them. So, when there was limited or no internet the software still can be used. Which many location shoots may not have internet connections, which case you might be limited to just backing up files onto a laptop or other storage device, on a small budget shoot. When you get into paying licenses to film you will at least need to check the footage on-location, before you shutdown.
While just meeting the Software minium requirements will allow the software to run on the given basic computer. Adobe recommends having at least 3 hardrives, when working with their video software. One to read the files from, one to allow the software to crunch the numbers on and one to write the end product too. Loading the system with as much ram as you can afford does help too. Videocards with large amounts of ram and CUDA Cores help during the editing process in that live editing preview loading is faster or completed in realtime. The more processing cores you have on the cpu will help reduce render times. In the 4k world having more than a single cpu, tons of ram is cruical, along with raid storage. I would have to say most video editing software on the market today would agree with Adobe's three drive minium for best stable working enviroment.
Having worked with Adobe Premiere and After Effects for several years now. You can do some basic edits on a laptop, but rendering worked best on a desktop. Where you did basic editing on a laptop and saved the file,then rendered it out using the desktop. i7 worked alright for some projects, but a After Effects projects with a ton of effects, some rendering took sometimes days to complete. Moving to a Dual cpu, dual videocard,128 ram, 5 hardrive with a 12TB raid system the same rendering took less than an hour to complete. It all depends on how long your clients are going to wait for a finish project to be delivered. In any production there are those unforeseen problems that come up and sometimes having a fast system can make the difference in keeping clients happy or delivering on-time. It is our pocketbook that decides which side of the coin we have to work. I know that no matter where, I fall Adobe support will always do their best to find a solution. For $49.99 a month I get everything Adobe makes and Adobe Support is always there.
Adobe has said you want all the ram you can get on both the system and the videocard., As many cores you can get on the cpu and plus more than a single hard-drive for rendering. The best case being: one to read the video files from, a free scratch disk, and a drive to write the final files to. All Hard-drives should be direct connected and not through a usb or thunderbolt. This is best way to reduce rendering times for a home user with a limited budget. Adobe does put out a great product pretty hard to knock it. Like a lot of new things there is a learning curve, but Adobe is great at insuring there are books to help for all their products.May 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM in reply to: How can I combine a video with Zoom H4n recorder audio? #210338
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