Choppy playback once I begin adding transitions

Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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I'm goin nuts here trying to figure out why the video playback is so choppy when I'm editing.   Was working on a sequence and as usual, playback is horrible.  I have tried every editing mode I have available.   I started the same project from scratch, dragged clips & let premiere choose the sequence setting, the videos play nice & smooth I get no lag until I add a video transition, just a cross dissolve, that's when the playback gets choppy.    I'm working with 1080p video @ 60fps from a DJI Phantom 4 pro.  Premiere chose AVCHD 1080p square pixel as editing mode.  

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you for any advice

Albert

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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What is your hardware and operating system? (DETAILS please)

If you are running a laptop with 4Meg of ram and a slow hard drive you will have problems

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Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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Quad core i73770K CPU @ 4.0 GHz, 32gb ram,  Sound blaster Z audio card,  GeForce GTX 970, dual monitors,   Samsung 850 pro SSD main drive running windows 10 64bit, Samsung 840pro SSD for video & audio files.  using 24gb ram for premiere,  hardware cuda enabled.

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Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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Sorry, desktop, not laptop.

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Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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albertr12307019  wrote

Sorry, desktop, not laptop.

That would have been quite a laptop!

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LEGEND ,
Feb 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

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H.264 isn't the best choice for editing.  (It's unfortunate that so many cameras use it.)  Try creating Cineform proxies for editing.  PP is smart enough to always use the original media for export, so it's a pretty smooth process.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

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What I don't understand is why the issue only happens when I add a video transition between 2 clips.   I'm editing the same footage right now, removed all of the cross transitions & the video plays smooth as silk.  I have played almost an hour of HD footage not a single lag, but the moment I add a video transition, that's when it lags & gets choppy.  These are accelerated effects so I just don't get it.  There has to be an explanation, is it a setting I'm just not doing correctly?  I have enables & disabled h.264 decoding.  If I was working with 4k footage I see the need of creating the proxies, but I still want to try & figure out what the issue is.  Thank you all for your help.

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Participant ,
Aug 10, 2018 Aug 10, 2018

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Hi Albert, did you manage to resolve your issue? I have had this same problem since upgrading to Premiere 2018. Its a pain yet nobody seems to know the answer? Even now thinking of cancelling my subscription and looking elsewhere!

Thanks

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Aug 27, 2018 Aug 27, 2018

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ASUS® Z97-P: ATX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache
16GB Kingston DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 750 Ti - 2 x DVI, HDMI - 3D Vision Ready
EVO 860 500GB SSD Sata 6Gb/s Boot Drive
2TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE Capture Drive
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Version 1803
Premiere CC 2018 Version 12.1.2

OK, I have had this problem now for quite a while without a fix?..........

The format I am using is 1920x1080 AVCHD .mts files. Also .MP4

The issue I have is once I have it on the timeline and cut it into small clips, then add basic Cross Dissolves, it drops frames on playback? At this point the timeline is yellow and it is not yet rendered but surely it should be able to play back a few simple dissolves as it did in Premiere CS6 for the past few years? If I turn off Accelerated GPU then obviously the transitions will turn red and I should expect problems until they are rendered!

  I have tried everything on various PC's, from uninstalling everything, re-installing new hardware (even Motherboard) and software. I have windows 7 on my home pc, which is an i7, 16bg ram, but does not have a Cuda Card fitted. I have installed CS6 and I can place my recorded footage AVCHD .MTS .MP4 on the timeline and it fly’s like nobody's business! I can add dissolves and things in between clips and even though the transitions are red to indicate render needed, it plays back like a dream..... No stutter, No Jitter, just smooth playback, as if it was already rendered.

However, on my main Video Editing PC which has the same i7, 16gb ram and a Cuda Card, or my Top End same spec Laptop PC, it just wont play back without dropping frames and stuttering through each dissolve? (Even though the line is Yellow) and it is using the Cuda Cards? I record and edit using the same AVCHD .MTS and MP4 files as I have done for many years before upgrading to CC.

I have rolled back Windows, and CC to many earlier versions without success. I have managed after lot's of attempts to locate a few  "support technicians" < I use the title very loosely because after having a remote session with all 3 people from Adobe, I soon realised that they did not have a clue and were probarbly sat in a shed at the bottom of a garden somewhere in India? I have today waited on another "higher technician" to call me his morning at 10am. It is now 8pm and still no call? They are just useless, but are happy to take my monthly subscription?

This issue has been with me now for a few weeks since upgrading to Premiere CC and I have literally tried everything without success. My only option now is to roll back to windows 7, install CS6 from disc and stay with that. I know there will be some additions I may lose from CC but at least I wont be paying for a product that is faulty and with Shite support!

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New Here ,
Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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I know this is probably a dead thread but did anyone figure this out? Having the same issue in 2021.

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Guide ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Very few transitions are GPU accelerated.

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New Here ,
May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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I have the same issue, adding transitions between 2 sequences, it stutters badly. I have an HP Omen laptop, i7 10 series CPU, RTX2080 Super, 16GB RAM, SSD Drive. Stutttttttter, stutttttttter stuttttttter, baddddddly, also get stuttering with speed adjustments. Maybe I should require money back, as it seems not fit for purpose.

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May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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New Here ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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I had similar problem for a month. Just go to Preferances > Timeline, and change the default period from frames to seconds.

This technique worked for me.

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Unfortunately did not seem to work for me. 

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