So yes, finally I'm over and I love 7 it's a lot of searching, testing and tweaking but I build my comp from scratch and every time I'm working with it I find newly hidden dropdows and functions, awesome!
But....also every time I have working long nights with it the following thing happens.
My comp is like 10layers high&50colums width, as it is since 2/3 years, all clips are 1920x1080DXV3 encoded and the top 2 layers are re-scaled PNG's ( 1920 wide etc.) and 10 is just solid color white for chaser.
Now 7 is blazing fast and everything works like it should, I'm not heavy on FX just some auto-masks, hue rotate, but mostly on an active layer and bypassed when the layer is empty, but still after 2-3 hours of working, maybe loading some extra clips, add some brightness/saturation/auto-mask on specific clips, 7 starts to stutter, first, it hangs a frame on the first frame of the new clip I click to play, then also in the comp output every first frame hangs a bit (stutter) from then on more and more stutters occur and it also happens on the main output and is visible.
The solution is closing 7 and restarting it (the program, not my laptop) and then everything runs smooth as butter, but after 1/2/3 hours of working it happens again...
So like on a night as last Saturday (Grotesque Mainstage
) I restarted 7 at the beginning of the event, then needed to restart 10mins into Ottaviani's set (me not happy) and 2 times later that night.
The week before during VII in the Q factory and in Copenhagen during a corporate this also happened, so it's a returning thing.
I have a Razer Blade 15"(the i7/1070MaxQ with 2Tb Evo Plus SSD) and according the HW info it's yawning the whole night while I'm working so my guess is that it's some bug in 7 like not clearing a cache or resetting some thing in the stream of data that flows through it, I'm no programmer so I cannot tell what it could be, but it feels like something is filled up and isn't cleared or whatever the code tells the machine to do.
If you need my comp, log files or whatever I'll send you these, but please look into this, I remember a post on FB about this but couldn't find it because of their wonderful algorithms, but I know I'm not the only one experiencing this.
Besides this annoying bug I really love 7