Premiere eats all RAM and processing power, more than its limited to in settings. 2019-2020.
I'm sure it's posted here often but want to make sure this is a primary focus for Adobe. Premiere 2019/2020 devours all RAM on my system (32GB, Mac, 10.14.6), even when it's supposed to be limited to X amount of allotted RAM. Leaving RAM for other applications does nothing and it completely takes over my computer. What is Premiere doing in the background that it takes all my machine's memory and power to process? Can we see these background processes? This happens every single time Premiere is opened even if it's the same project. What is happening? Please immediately fix the RAM issue in the next update, this has been going on for months. It's crippling to workflow. I have to force quit Premiere 100% of the time because a normal quit takes up to 20 minutes before the program actually closes. Are you guys working on this?
That’s some strange behavior!
What setting are you using (in PPro Prefs —> Memory), for “RAM reserved for other applications”?
What other applications are running?
Do you have any third party extensions or plug-ins installed, and in use?
About “a normal quit takes up to 20 minutes before the program actually closes”: During that time, PPro is properly releasing all the memory it used during the session. The fact that it’s taking that long suggests a problem with the actual memory, and/or some additional software interacting/interfering with PPro.
Leonardo Rica commented
Hi. Im having the same problem with after effects.. no matter how much RAM I reserve for other applications.. after effects eats all my RAM and my iMac crash and restart..
I have 40gb of ram.. its crazy.. I put 20gb for after effects and let 20gb for the other apps but nothing.
I talked with Adobe support and they dint know what happened.. they make me install an older version of AE (2020) and even reinstall macOS but the problem is still there.. I use activity monitor all the time is frustrating..
If anyone has something to help, it will be so good. thanks all
Jawaad Khan commented
Same issue, Premiere Pro using up so much memory, I'm using a powerful gaming computer, 16 GB ram.
Adobe when are you planning on fixing this?
R2S Marketing commented
Same problem here. Will use up all my RAM until my whole machine crashes and I have to force restart.
Ben Jamin commented
This happens to me in 2021. On export the ram goes up and up until the whole machine crashes. It’s a brand new machine. 64gb ram. Regardless of the ram settings PP takes it all
Michael Perez commented
Same problem here. I've been experiencing this quite a bit. It's only a problem with PP2021 not 2020 or 2019. I can only work for so long in it and then it starts lagging because it's eating all of my ram. I have to shut the program down and reopen it again.
Maaya Kashi commented
Actually this has just happened to me 6 hours ago and I solved it. Idk it'd be the same as yours but..
What happened was, I opened too many library (bin) panels. You know, when you organize your imported files into folders and you open it, it would make another panel called "bin: [your folder name]"?
I closed those and the ram usage went back to normal. (It ate 15gb ram and it went down to 4gb after I closed those panels. Maybe you can also try closing the panels that access your files. It worked wonders for me.
cameron taddeo commented
Thanks for your response. 16GB for Premiere, 16GB for other apps. But that means nothing, it still uses way more than that and borrows extra memory that doesn't exist (It'll sometimes say it's using 38GB of my 32GB installed.). I usually have it higher with more memory for Premiere but been trying different settings to see if anything changes, but it hasn't.
Only other app running is FireFox for referencing emails as I work. And this occurs even when Premiere is the sole application running. I keep eyes on my Activity Monitor frequently so mindful if other things are competing, but it's always Premiere that's sucking all the processing power.
No third party plug-ins/extensions in browser or otherwise.
Additional software/ problem with memory itself? Please go on would love to hear more. Why is it using all that memory in the first place? Why is there a setting to allow X RAM for other apps when it doesn't seem to make any difference?
If you have any suggestions to make this issue disappear I would appreciate that greatly. I've lost so much time to miserable slow speeds and poor performance.
This has occurred on multiple systems with multiple project files.
While I have you, are you noticing an issue with clip markers? Clip markers on WAVs and mp4s make a project file balloon in size and can make it unworkabley slow. This is a fact. Also I have to clear all the clip markers every time I open a project because even when I save, or export to a new project, or import into a new one, the clip markers stick, like a disease. How do I keep clip markers permanently gone, and when should we expect an update that fixes this problem?