El Capitan Adobe Premier Pro video problems persist, despite the fact that Apple released the new OSX version to improve compatibility and performance with Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
After revolutionizing the Mac platform, El Capitan continues wreaking havoc among some of the most popular productivity and creativity applications. The installation of El Capitan has known conflicts with Microsoft Office for Mac, but the conflicts with Adobe Creative Cloud products have become much more frustrating.
El Capitan Adobe Premier Pro
When compiling video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC on an iMac, MacBook Pro, or other OSX platform, Adobe Premiere Pro renders video with gold and red bars that completely corrupt the video.
When you manually play your project inside the Premiere Pro platform, the video initially has red and gold bars but quickly returns to a normal display. When you export your project to .mov or any other video format, however, your video has red and gold bars throughout, making it useless.
Work Around the Problem with OSX El Capitan and Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Despite Apple’s intention to improve the performance and compatibility of Adobe Creative Cloud and Mac OSX, El Capitan introduces new bugs that make Premiere Pro impossible to use. Although no fix for this problem exists, you can work around it. The Mercury Playback Engine GPU setting. When creating a new project, choose “Mercury Playback Engine Software Only” to avoid the problem with red and gold bars.
***NOTE: Doing this might not immediately solve the red and gold bar problem with El Capitan. Still, this setting is key to your future success in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Resolving Gold and Red Bars in Existing Premiere Pro Projects
If you have an existing project that has the red bars and gold bars in Adobe Premiere Pro, you can recover it by following a few simple steps:
- Open your project in Adobe Premiere Pro CC on a Mac with OSX El Capitan.
- Go to “File” in the main menu bar and then click “Project Settings” and then click “General.” Change your video rendering to “Mercury Playback Engine Software Only” and then click “Delete Previews.” ** If you don’t do this, the red bars will not go away.
At this time, no one knows when Adobe will resolve the hardware compatibility problem between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and OSX El Capitan.