I'm so done with Premiere Pro and it seems my purchasing Vegas Pro 14 through the Humble Bundle deal came at the right time. I was in the process of exporting out a project I had started in Premiere Pro CS6 to continue editing in Vegas Pro - Went back to Premiere to fix one thing to re-export out the project to VP14 only to receive this error message: "The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements"
There was NOTHING done to these clips in Premiere as they were straight cuts only. It seems this is a long standing issue with Premiere Pro that has never been fixed going back as far as 2011. I had set auto save every 5 minutes AND was doing a CRTL+S after every change to the timeline. The auto save as well would not open with the same message.
I had fortunately imported the previous safe version of the Premiere Project file into Vegas Pro 14 and all is good on that front save the one change I needed to make back in Premiere.
Having said that - what can I do to improve timeline playback performance? I always transcode to Cineform before I even begin cutting. Too many forum posts related to editing native footage has proven to me that my working with converted Cineform clips is the safest bet. My desktop and laptop are due for a serious refresh on the hardware front - UNLESS I can eek out my desktop hardware for awhile longer. Still editing on a hex core x58 mobo with 24GB RAM and an nVidia GTX-660ti graphics card. I keep my project files on a separate HD and edit my clips off of an external Raid0 backing up those clips to a separate backup HD in a dock attached to the computer.
I am using various plugins: Neat Video, Magic Bullet Looks, VisionColor LUT plugin and Vegas2Handbrake are my go to's in Vegas Pro.
For Vegas Pro 14 - what would be a good graphics card to upgrade to? I'm still editing HD footage from my Olympus mirrorless camerasd but do plan on finally moving to newer bodies that shoot 4K later this year. AMD or nVidia for graphics card? Given that my CS6 suite is now getting really long in the tooth, the apps I have relied upon in my work are really beginning to act up (Adobe Audition CS6 is as well) and trying to determine what to do moving forward.
I'm not sure what to do at this point but it seems something needs to be done to improve my editing experience.