firstly congrats on Hitfilm 3.. so far, looks great, the new interface is slick, the extra features I haven't really got to yet but overall it looks great.
My question is about what to expect with realtime performance..
I used to run Hitfilm 2 Ultimate on a Nvidia GTX 650Ti 1GB, and was always able to get smooth playback with the viewer set to "Quarter" Render. I decided to upgrade my GPU, I am now running on a Nvidia GTX 970 4GB Overclocked. Even with the viewer set to render "Quarter", I still am getting choppy playback, but the exact same project in Hitfilm 2 Ultimate was pretty smooth at the same "Quarter" render in the viewer.
What am I doing wrong? I was hoping with a majorly more powerful GPU that I now have, I'd be able to at least get the same if not better performance, but at the moment I am going to have to proxy/pre-render everything, as I am doing music videos where I need to see that the playing/singing is in sync.
Is there some setting to force the GPU to be used during playback, or is it all RAM/CPU?
My specs are:
Intel Haswell Quad core i7 3.9GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM
Samsung 256GB SSD
MSI GTX 970 4GB overclocked
Any ideas or help is much appreciated. Thanks. Justin