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PREMIERE PRO VERY SLOW ON M1 MACBOOK

Explorer ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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Hello,

 

I already posted my problem nearly 1 year ago. I have a 16" MacBook Pro with a fully loaded M1 MAX processor, and 32GB of RAM. I am currently using Premiere pro 23.1.0 (build 86), on Ventura 13.2.

I work 90% of the time with an external display connected to my MacBook (LG UltraFine 27UL650-W) with a USBC-HDMI cable. So I work with two monitors.

 

My problem is that Premiere Pro is very very slow when editing, and it's not about playing the preview, but scrolling the timeline, moving clips on the timeline, moving a clip from one sequence to another... The UX is absolutely horrible, it feels like editing on an old PC with 1GB of RAM... I edit with low resolution proxies, and again: previewing is not the problem. I made a short screen recording to show you the problem. You can see that my mouse is smooth but when I interact with the software everything drops to 2-4fps... 

 

When I unplug my external monitor, and restart PP, everything is fine, no problem, or less.

 

I don't know if the problem comes from Apple or Adobe, but in any case I'm pissed to see that a 4.000€ computer can't even run a software normally...

 

If you have any solutions for this, it would be awesome!

 

Thx
Clément - User FR

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Explorer ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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--- EDIT ---
Unlike what I said in my post, working only with my MacBook's built-in display (no external display connected) isn't much better. When I did the experiment, I tried to edit for 5-10 minutes and I had no problem, but in reality the slowdowns occur only after 15-20 min on PP. The only way to solve this problem is to quit and restart the software, every 20 minutes, when it starts to slow down...

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

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I just searched to see if this problem still exists as others have noted the problem and found your post. 23.1 gave me terrible performance issues on my 2017 iMacPro so I've since reinstalled 23.0. You say it's been going on for a year, and this release is not that old, so it may not help, but it has made a huge difference for me. 23.1 was unusable. Recommend trying that and keeping fingers crossed that a 23.2 release fixes the issue soon.You'll still be able to open newer projects. Hope that helps.

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Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

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Actually just found another thread that talks about the 23.2 beta release. Looks like it is available if you want to try it:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-bugs/major-lag-on-timeline-with-premiere-pro-v-23-1-maco...

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