Hi all, 9.0.3 upgrade was flawless on my Win7 setup.
New video engine seems to be integrated as there are no more child video processes running alongside Cubase. (Decode, etc…)
- Cubase wasn’t able to extract any audio from video importation (ticked in preferences)! Got only blank audio tracks.
Tried with dozens of files H.264 720p 25-30fps Mov or Mp4 container all with Mpeg AAC audio codec, witch seems to be the most common.
All those files where perfectly importing with audio into 8.5 and 9.0.2 thru the Quicktime engine.
Old projects, with already extracted audio, worked fine.
So at least, video (H.264) is playing but…
- It’s a CPU hog!
Simply toggling F8 (Any window size) while playing shows a huge 20-25% CPU overload or release in task manager on my I7 firstname.lastname@example.org (720p video!)
This is even more obvious when testing an empty project containing solely the video file.
Same videos playing within Cubase 8.5 (QuickTime) gives me 5% CPU usage on the same machine.
Reading the forum, I don’t feel to be the only one. Please report your experience.
Is the new video engine really such less capable (and eating 4-5 times more CPU) than the old one?
Come on, what are you doing Steinberg?