Premiere Pro CS6 and Red with Intensity Pro?
by Chris Conlee on Jul 7, 2012 at 12:19:37 am
I'm primarily an Avid editor and have been using a Matrox MXO2 Mini Max since Media Composer 5 was released and have generally been very happy with it. Unfortunately, with the release of MC 6.x, the Matrox has become almost unusable when trimming with audio scrub enabled.
So today I bit the bullet and purchased an Intensity Pro card which other Avid editors have said is much better for trimming in Avid. Particularly with audio scrub enabled.
Indeed, the Intensity Pro seems to work a treat in Media Composer 18.104.22.168 and I was happy as a clam until about an hour ago...
That's when I jumped over to Premiere Pro CS6 and tried to work in a native 5k Red project that previously had been working smooth as butter with the Matrox box. Guess what? No video output whatsoever.
I was able, after MUCH fiddling around, to get video output if I created a 1080p timeline and copied my 5k sequence into it. However, this doesn't allow me to view my source side footage on my client monitor. Surely I'm just doing something wrong, right? I had no issues whatsoever with the Matrox Mini Max, it just worked no matter what I threw on the timeline in CS6 it appeared at the client monitor. AND I could view all my material from the source monitor as well.
Sigh. Since I do 95% of my editing in Media Composer, the Intensity is definitely better there, and I'm inclined to keep it. But, the other 5% of the time I'd like to be able to use CS6 to it's full potential, and the Matrox box seems to be HEADS and SHOULDERS better in CS6.
Maybe I sell them both and migrate to AJA. Perhaps THAT's the panacea?
Somebody please tell me I have a setting wrong someplace?
GTX 285 (CUDA 4.2.10)
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 and Red with Intensity Pro? by Chris Conlee on Jul 14, 2012 at 1:32:40 pm
Not the way I'd like it to. I'm being led to believe that since the Intensity line doesn't have any hardware scaling capabilities(?) it won't play back anything other than video resolutions in Premiere Pro. For Premiere, I'd recommend the Matrox Mini. It worked awesome.
For Media Composer, I'd recommend the Intensity, at least until Matrox and/or Avid get their driver situation figured out.