Background rendering like Final Cut Pro would be nice. If you do nothing for a few seconds, it would be good if premiere calculates effects in the background automatically. It saves a lot of rendertime in the end.
This is something we are looking into. Thanks for the feedback.
Grant Kim commented
3 years and nothing. They grab money from all the subscription models and Adobe put mostly useless features at the work but resists to improve very basic core features like this. Same as Autodesk. I feel that I'm wasting my money.
And please Adobe, If you don't want to improve such things please bring back the perceptual licenses then I won't complain.
Eric Podbevsek commented
I gave up on Adobe. Been suffering without this for 3 years and made the decision to sell all my PC's and change them over to iMacs and use final cut pro. Sorry Adobe but youre taking way to long for a basic feature.
James Kolb commented
I'm going to chime in real quick as it seems a few of the users might have some misconceptions about background rendering.
Background rendering won't be able to operate while you are editing. How it works in other applications is you set a preference for how many seconds of idle time need to pass before the render begins. As soon as you make an action in the application the render pauses until the set idle time again.
While I really would like this feature across the board for importing, rendering, etc. When ever I have to operate FCPX the first thing I do is turn off background rendering. You'll still find yourself manually starting renders for certain clips as you want a preview ASAP.
I think the focus of our request is in not seeing the pop-up and locking the application whenever we render, import, autosave, save. For me, background rendering is less important as it only really helps when you walk away from your machine and forget to start the render. And with how Pr always losses render files and you constantly have to re-render, you'll find your cache jamming up right away,
Side note, I also would not be surprised if Apple has a patent on a lot of these features.
Travis Roesler commented
And this is just such a no brainer issue… why wouldn’t you want to save our time and dramatically improve timeline editing? It makes no sense whatsoever. Three years is insane for a feature like this.
How come it takes 3 years to "look into something"? Maybe it would be better to take some time out to "look into" creating a decision-making progress that would address how user feature requests are handled? At the very least, have the decency and respect for your customers to give us a regular (monthly?) update on major requests like this even if there's no change. Nothing says "I want your money and not you" more than an unresponsive business.
Background render would be amazing. My problem is that:
- Our video projects are stored on a network server. Although we have between 1-10GbE connection to server, it still slows down render times.
- When rendering sequence, I can't do an ounce of work in PPro.
When doing general editing work, I'm rarely using more then 75% processing capacity, generally around 30-60%, there's plenty of of processer room to render a sequence in background.
- CPU / RAM / GPU usage to be capped to a user setting so that we can adjust how much power can be used when rendering in background. (Prevents it freezing up PC while editing)
- Sequence could be locked while rendering in background. Projects I work on always have multiple sequences, if I could let one render in background while I worked on another that would be very useful.
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
Along with background rendering, thumbnails in the Project window should be rendered in the background anytime the processor isn't exclusively needed for some other task. The way thumbnails only render when brought into view in pure insanity! Every time I open a Bin of shots, my computer slows down to a crawl as Pr renders thumbnails for the shots that can be seen in the Bin. If I scroll down to bring more shots into view, my computer slows down to a crawl yet again while thumbnails are rendered for those shots. It only slows everything down for a few seconds each time, but it's incredibly frustrating nonetheless! Please fix basic things like this before introducing any more niche tools!
Tristan Sommer commented
Please slow down everyone.
They are looking for it. I think bg rendering will be THE next killer-feature.
Stine Wærnes commented
Any news on automatic and smart background rendering?
Sergiu Mihalache commented
Nothing gets done in the background in Premiere Pro, not the rendering, not the analyzing (Warp Stabilizer or Morph Cut), not even the auto-saves. And we're waiting for this for years...
Frederick Diot commented
That's one of the few missing feature that others software do (resolve, fcpx) that i really want !
Jaber Al Nahian commented
It's been years, and Still Adobe is pending this extremely helpful features. Come on Adobe
Nicholas Papiccio commented
Any official comment on background renders from Adobe?! I see post requesting this feature since 2016.... why are we paying so much each month so no real updates. I'm currently learning and switching to Davinci Resolve for its better performance. Dynamic links are good with Adobe products, but preview performance is way more important for me. Please, at less acknowledge that you are listening to your community! I don't see any comment from administrators anywhere on the forms.
Darren Manden commented
@Scott Crozier - Absolutely agreed! It just seems like a great way for us to all feel like we're being useful by submitting bugs, but they might as well be going into a massive garbage bin.
Scott Crozier commented
This user voice thing has to be a joke. There are 72 items "under review" and Adobe has marked 3 as "in progress." All of the things in progress are relatively minor or inconsequential features compared to the top voted features such as this one. Certainly they can work on more than 3 minor features a year. The point of this was supposed to prioritize the needs of editors instead we get scene cut detection, a somewhat niche workflow.
Chris Jeffries commented
Julian Lemmerich commented
But please make it easily toggle-able. I wouldnt want this, when working on a Laptop, but the shortly after, when docked, its handy
Michael Elmkjær Madsen commented
Adobe has dropped the ball on rendering - looking to Avid or Resolve. We need better control over rendering, background rendering
AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD :
Lets be able to SELECT TIMELINES in the project bin and cue them up for renders.
Having to MANUALLY load and render in to out on single timelines is completely insane and a totally unaccebtable timedump -
This was introduced in 7.1 but doesn't work in cc18 :
Pls bump and comment
Ronald Czarnecki commented
Avid has background rendering...fast work flow.
I think exporting to Media Encoder works great. You can start a new sequence in Premiere Pro while Media Encoder renders in the background.