Premiere Pro & After Effects: Hard Drive Configuration:
Using Premiere on a VM requires a little set up to optimize your experience.
On a VM, the C drive is destroyed every time you log off, so we have prepared some best practices to insure you don’t lose anything between sessions.
- Premiere Pro/AE Application - will be on your VM C drive, and will automatically load each session
- Project File - make sure this is saved and accessed to/from your shared storage
- Media/Scratch Disk - all media and captured media should be on shared storage
- Cache Drive - all cache files/renders/etc. should save to your Personal ‘M’ Drive
- Render Drive - all outputs, renders, and deliverables should save to your shared storage.
Basically, do not put anything you want access to from session to session on your C drive.
Premiere Pro: Project and Production Settings
Here are screenshots to help optimize Premiere Pro Project/Production settings
- Project/Production Settings - unless there are hardware limitations the following settings should be used
- Renderer: CUDA acceleration for PCs and Metal (I believe) for Mac
- Color Management: 3D LUT Interpolation: Tetrahedral
- Scratch Disk - pointed to shared storage
- 2nd pic is of Production settings (identical settings options as Project)
Here are screenshots to help optimize Premiere Pro Preferences settings
- Render Edit in Audition files to: Location depends on your hard drive setup and allocation. Recommend it usually go to Scratch Disk location on shared storage for captured media which would usually be a fast media and/or cache drive.
- Audio Hardware
- Latency should be as low as possible. We would suggest starting at 60ms (not the 200ms default). This can be adjusted to improve audio/video sync
- This setting is only important if using Team Projects. Below are default settings, but users may want to customize this to their needs.
- Users may want to adjust the Share Reminder timer
- Users may want to check the Enable Project Locking box
- I recommend these settings for initial project setup.
- If you are having issues re-linking media
- Try off the checkboxes at the bottom: H264/HEVC accelerated decoding and encoding) worked, but as mentioned I have not encountered this error before. Recommend leaving those boxes checked by default.
- Media Cache
- Here is what Media Cache settings should look like on Simple Cloud. Point all cache files to the personal M drive to increase efficiencies from session to session
- Perfect settings already default on Simple Cloud.
- Depending on user needs it may be optimal to uncheck Pause Media Encoder queue during playback.
- Enable Mercury Transmit is only useful if using multiple monitors. Leaving it checked on by default should be fine.
- Sync Settings
- This is another preference users may want to tweak. Recommend making these the default setting.
- This is another preference users may need to tweak. Recommend leaving these settings on by default.
- Note that Video Transition Default Duration should match whatever your project or timeline time base actually is, i.e., 24, 25, 30, 60, etc.
- Users may also want to tweak some of the checkboxes, but recommend these be on by default.
- This is another preference users may want to tweak. Recommend leaving these settings on by default.
- Timeline/Sequence Playback/Rendering
- After saving the above settings, restart Premiere Pro.
- If issues persist restart Simple Cloud.
- If playback issues continue after optimizing Premiere settings and restarting Simple cloud, try rendering timeline media using these settings under the Sequence drop down menu in the tool bar.
- Select: Render In to Out
- Select: Render Selection
- Select: Render Audio
- Select: Render Effects In to Out