Download the test file from the link below, by clicking on the icon:

By downloading the PPBM (above), you will get a 1002 MB zipped file, it contains benchmarking project files for: 

  • Premiere Pro CS6
  • Premiere Pro CC (Premiere version 7)
  • Premiere Pro CC 2014 (Premiere 8 and 8.1)
  • Premiere Pro CC 2014.2 (Premiere 8.2)
  • Premiere Pro CC2015 (Premiere 9)
  • and Statistics.vbs files that used to measure the time it takes to:

The zip file also includes a timing/information gathering script which writes the Output.csv file, which will enable the addition of your data to a database after submission, and will be published on this site for comparison purposes. Create a directory called PPBM on your Premiere project disk and download the PPBM6 file and unzip it in that directory. Caution, this PPBM6, 7, 8 and now 9 are radically different than PPBM5 so carefully read the next pages for further instructions. The detailed results will be published in the BENCHMARK RESULTS in the Top Menu. Remember, you need to be registered to access these pages, otherwise you will receive an error stating 'You are not authorized...'

Yes, you are running a script and if you have an anti-virus program it may warn you against doing so. But it is harmless as many people have looked at it and so should you. When you have run the benchmark, following the instructions to the letter, go to the Submit Your Results page and fill out all the questions asked. You may wonder why the submission form includes a security code. That is a simple but effective protection against spam bots, both in your and our interest.


First go to the site Piriform Speccy and download and install Speccy wherever you want to. After installation, run the program. You will see a screen that shows the summary of your system. Now from the top menu select 'File' and 'Save Snapshot'. Select a file location and a file name that is both easy to find and easy to remember. When you are ready to submit your results, you are asked to attach this file to the form. We use that file to enter your relevant hardware data into the database and in this way ensure consistency amongst all the data, avoid typo's and spare you the bother to fill out many questions that are needed for queries when looking at the results.

We suggest you keep this program installed, since it allows you to inspect the Speccy results from other systems in the benchmark on a side-by-side basis with your own system for a very detailed comparison.

Running the Benchmark Tests

Unpack the "" file to a new directory on your project disk called:


You are now ready to run the benchmark tests. There are five project files, one for CS6 called PPBM6-DE.prproj and one specifically for CC called PPBM7-DE.prproj their are two for PPBM8 and now one for PPBM9 for the newest CC2015. Choose the project file for your version of Premiere Pro.  All projectes are indentical in content.  Open the appropriate project file.

  • Activate the Disk test timeline and follow the instructions you see when the CTI or playhead is on the first frame of the timeline.
  • Activate the MPEG2-DVD test timeline and follow the instructions you see when the CTI or playhead is on the first frame of the timeline. Also perform the second test as instructed.
  • Activate the H.264 test timeline and follow the instructions you see when the CTI or playhead is on the first frame of the timeline.
Now you can close Premiere Pro. No need to save the project. The next step is to run the file 'Statistics PPBM6-v3.vbs' for CS6, 'Statistics PPBM7-v3.vbs' for CC, 'Statistics PPBM8-v3.vbs' or 'Statistics PPBM9-v3.vbs'   from Explorer by double clicking on this file. It can be found in the same directory where you installed the PPBM project, so usually in:


This concludes the (time-consuming) Benchmark Test. You can now navigate to the Submit Your Results page.