I am building a video editing super computer and trying to get the most performance that I can for editing. Apparently Adobe premiere isn't fully compatible with a 64 Bit system like XP 64 or Vista 64. This is ridiculous because I was going to go with a Vista 64 or XP 64 bit OS to get a good 8 or more GB of RAM. So now does this mean for my big super editing computer i am stuck with 2.75GB max RAM in a 32Bit OS??? This is bull. Anyone, if you have heard differently or can shed some light on this, please let me know. I cant believe Adobe Premiere would limit themselves to only using 2.75GB of RAM limited with a 32 Bit OS.
Heres the thing. The Tech guy at Adobe said, it may run on a 64 Bit system, but even then Premiere's are not meant to be used on a 64 Bit system and you still wouldn't get all of the 64 Bit benefits and features. Its maxed out at a 32 Bit system. Let me know people, before I switch to MAC's and use Final Cut. I have always been a PC guy and always will with games, but MAC is looking good right now for editing.
Adobe will work in a 64bit environment, but it won't take more than 3GB of your RAM. Even if adobe won't use the full 8GB, it's not a waste because it will help vista to run smoother.
BigBurn is completely correct; the 64-bit OS's can run 32-bit programs, but the programs can't address more than 2.5-3GB (whatever the number is...) RAM. And I would absolutely go for Vista 64 with 8GM RAM because the Adobe Creative Suite 4 will probably be 64-bit (not to mention Photoshop CS4 will support GPU acceleration!) and because 64-bit is just the way to go
Nonetheless, Premiere CS3 works decently on my pitiful single-core 1GB RAM machine for standard definition editing; now if only I could get the Adobe media encoder to work again...