Premiere Pro - RAM Filling up until computer crashes
I'm posting a new topic for this issue as the other 5-page thread isn't getting any replies from Adobe Support no more and this serious issue is impacting my work enourmously.
My Adobe premiere auto-updated to the latest 2021 version 15.2 and the **** started again :
As soon as I open Premiere my RAM starts to gain more and more every minute one GB Ram is added, without even having any footage in my timeline. After a while my computer freezes completely with the RAM filled up over my maximum amount (for example the activity monitor says that Premiere is using 170GB of Ram but I only have 72 GB of Ram installed) and I get the following dialog : "Force Quit Applications - Your system has run out of application memory". At that moment most of the time I can't even force quit Premiere and need to turn off my mac by holding the power button.
What's even more odd : if I do manage to force-quit Adobe Premiere during the freeze, I am not able to re-open Premiere again after it, and I am not able to restart my computer and also have to turn it off manually to be able to restart my mac and run Premiere.
It's very important to say this doesn't happen on version 14.5 . But on every version starting from 15.
I tried everything, clearing caches, changing preference to memory instead of performance, disabling hardware acceleration, ..
My specs are a 2020 10-core iMac with 72 GB of ram and RX 5700 XT .
It seems to happen in the latest Adobe Media Encoder and After Effects as well.
I hope anyone can help me out.
Confirming: Whether you launch PPro, AE, or AME, in every case the application launches, but then consumes all available RAM and freezes your system?
kiryn poole commented
I also have this issue, I have 32GB Ram and PP often uses 42GB somehow?!
SuperCar Street Racing commented
Starting about 1 week ago I can no longer render videos. Coincidently I also got a Samsung S22 Ultra 5g at the same time. What happens are various render failures and if you look at the memory usage all 16gb are being used and then it fails with random errors like unable to fetch frame on disk or frame error or something like that and error creating disk aligned video frame. I've read all available posts and this has happened to a LOT of people. If I break sequences down to really short segments, render those, then nest them into a sequence and render that, I have been able to render 1 thing which makes zero sense because it's still actually rendering. When this happens of course it crashes almost everything else in the computer.
I've tried everything and nothing works.
1- Updated from 20.0 to 22.2
2- Tried Media Encoder instead to render-
3- Changed memory settings back and forth from performance to memory, no effect.
4- Removed and reinstalled premiere pro 3 times.
5- Uninstalled and then used cloud cleaner and reinstalled.
6- Changed install location.
7- Downgraded video drivers.
8- Upgraded video drivers. (Quadro FX1200)
9- Tried software rendering instead of Mercury.
10 - Transcoded clip in Handbrake first to high quality 4k.
11- Different preset.
12 - Reset preferences (now most of my presets are missing as well, like all the youtube options)
13- Changed ram reserved settings, it ignores it completely and goes over 12gb.
Every single thing here doesn't work.
Driver - Nvidia RTX/Quadro Desktop and Notebook Driver Release 510
Hi - Just following this up.
I also used the CC Cleaner tool and resetted my PRAM / VRAM and did a Ram memtest (which was fine).
I just did a full uninstall of every Adobe App on my mac. Afterwards I did an Uninstall of the creative cloud app.
Re-installed creative cloud and Adobe Premiere.
Problem still the same... went from 12GB memory usage after opening Adobe Premiere to 72GB Memory usage in 30 min and still going...
I've just opened After Effects 2021 latest build, same Issue, as soon as I open any project the Ram starts building up with about 1GB every 10 seconds (I am not doing anything or starting any sequence).
When opening after effect I get the following error :
Internal verification failure resource fork usage has been deprecated
I tried deleting all my Adobe prefs (both in User Library and Macintosh HD Library) , still the same issue.