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Fast playback (multicam) won't stop until end of timeline reached

Community Beginner ,
May 14, 2014 May 14, 2014

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Hi, I've had this problem for the last two days with Adobe CC (fully up to date). When I play my timeline faster than normal speed (hitting "L") I often cannot stop it until it reaches the end of the timeline. The only way I found to get out of this is by putting my computer to sleep and restarting it.This aparently only seems to happen when I'm playing an embedded multicam sequence that I am editing. A simple clip on a timeline seems to play, accelerate and stop correctly.

Video files used : 1920X1080 .MOV files from a CANON 60D DSLR camera.

My system is a HP Z820 Workstation with 16 Gig RAM, a Firepro V7900 graphic card and a Windows 7 Professional (SP1) 64-bit operating system.

Anyone has ever had that problem? Thank you for your help.

JFL

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Explorer ,
Jun 02, 2016 Jun 02, 2016

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Here we are in 2016, and I am STILL having this PROBLEM ADOBE. I am right now wasting time listening to a multi cam edit run out to the finish point so that I don't lose the work that I have done. This is PATHETIC that this problem is still going on. ADOBE, you need to fix this... PISSED.

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New Here ,
Sep 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016

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I'm also someone that seems to edit often with the magic scenario described in this post by an Adobe rep talking about what it took to repro the bug in-house.. wedding footage with 2 independent audio sources synced to a multi-cam sequence; spanned across 2 monitors.

While the bug is still present since cs6 (now running CC v10.4.0), it seems that I can get away with one workaround and not the other at a time:

  • So, if I have my premiere windows spread across 2 monitors with both audio tracks' fully minimized on the timeline (so waveforms are hidden), I'm good to go.
  • And if i have both waveforms expanded on the timeline with premiere windows isolated to one monitor (while 2nd monitor is still on, and doing anything else it wants), then I'm also good to go.

This thread saved me a whole lot of time and headache tonight... wish I'd sniffed this specific issue out sooner.  So I'm offering these experiences up for whomever it may help.

And with all that being said... Premiere pro is awesome, thanks Adobe.

-- for those curious about pc specs, it's happened to me for years of this work over multiple windows based pc's.. but my current pc is a(n) hp zbook studio g3, xeon e3-1505m 2.8, 16gb 2133mhz ecc ram, quadro m1000m- 3840x2160 @ 59hz; -1920x1080 @ 60hz via hdmi.

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2016 Sep 27, 2016

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As I type my Timeline is happily playing along to itself, totally unstoppable. It's 4 cameras and Wav audio manually laid underneath (so no multicam audio switching).

In the last half hour, multi cam monitor has gone from working, to taking 20 seconds to stop, to now not stopping for over a few minutes.

This is on Premiere 2015.4 so it's still an issue even in the latest version.

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New Here ,
Mar 07, 2017 Mar 07, 2017

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I don't use multicam but had this problem with just regular editing whenever I had a lot of clips.  Problem solved this morning.  The monitor we use is very large.  I lowered the resolution and now it's fixed.  I went from 2560x1600 to 1920x1200.  I figured this out when I split screened between the task manager and Premiere and the problem went away.  So check the resolution setting on your screen if it's a 30" or so.

-Scott

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Engaged ,
Apr 13, 2017 Apr 13, 2017

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I just ran into this bug again in CC 2017! Using only one monitor and collapsing audio tracks helps but isn't fool proof and still crashes occasionally. I cannot believe that this is still in issue three years after OP started this thread, and after I've filed tons of bug reports. If anyone has found a solution please let me know. Adobe has swiftly fixed every other bug I've ever run into, but this one is still there.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 13, 2017 Apr 13, 2017

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Hi Colton Media Productions,

Sorry about this frustration.

after I've filed tons of bug reports. If anyone has found a solution please let me know. Adobe has swiftly fixed every other bug I've ever run into, but this one is still there.

That sucks. This bug keeps getting fixed, then it rears its ugly head over and over from what I can see here. Currently, we aren't working on it. Please file one more time and I'll also try and reproduce the error. Sorry about this. No really good workarounds: the only one listed is "remove audio tracks..." and that isn't a good one.

Thanks,
Kevin

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 03, 2017 Jul 03, 2017

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Kevin-Monahan  wrote

Hi Colton Media Productions,

Sorry about this frustration.

after I've filed tons of bug reports. If anyone has found a solution please let me know. Adobe has swiftly fixed every other bug I've ever run into, but this one is still there.

That sucks. This bug keeps getting fixed, then it rears its ugly head over and over from what I can see here. Currently, we aren't working on it. Please file one more time and I'll also try and reproduce the error. Sorry about this. No really good workarounds: the only one listed is "remove audio tracks..." and that isn't a good one.

Thanks,
Kevin

ouch, just got bit by this too...

Premiere Pro will not stop playback

I'll turn off scrolling timeline and file a bug!

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New Here ,
May 06, 2017 May 06, 2017

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My workaround of changing the monitor to a lower resolution worked.  Maybe it isn't fixing anything, but it's working.  One test I did prior to changing the resolution is I shurnk the size of the window Premiere was using.  The problem went away so that triggered me to lower the resolution.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2017 Jul 22, 2017

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This problem is alive and well as of July 2017 looks like three years with no fix.

I have a 5 cam sequence. Single monitor (4k)

added an audio track.

muted the sequence track.

Expanded the waveform view (search multicam on youtube and the 2nd video comes up where I guy adds a camera to a dance multicam sequence then expands the waveform.)

The wave form seems to be part of the issue. When I minimized it just know after reading through these threads the problem stopped (at least for now)

Take that back. just tried it again hitting spacebar to stop playback. no response

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Explorer ,
Jul 22, 2017 Jul 22, 2017

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Turning off scrolling fixes it for me.

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Participant ,
Sep 29, 2017 Sep 29, 2017

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Resolution: Turn Off CUDA

I continue to have the issue where playback of a multicam sequence will not stop until it reaches the end. I am using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.1.2.  I believe I have resolved the issue. I went to Project Settings and switched from CUDA to Mercury Playback Engine Software Only.  I can now hit the spacebar to stop playback.  I hope Adobe resolves this issue in the upcoming release of Premiere.  By the way, I am using the latest driver for my Nvidia Quadro K2200 graphics card.

Cheers,

Michael J Titera

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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That was the only thing that worked for me as well, turning of CUDA.

GTX1060 here by the way with the latest drivers and all.

Noticed that it happens when I am working with 4K multicam timelines only, most probably the GPU is not powerful enough. GPU usage was constantly 100% so I guess because it is struggling, it causes the delay on stoping the playback.

As a sidenote, even with CUDA enabled, if the Program Monitor is in full screen, it kinda works, but when the panels are visible it just goes to the previous problematic behaviour, which I find kinda weird.

Of course this is a solution only for multicam timelines without effects, because as soon as you put any GPU accelerated effect, it stops playing back completely.

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017

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Simple fix worth trying. Just solo the audio track or tracks. (The S button beside the M on every audio track) I've even tried soloing all the tracks and it seem to do the trick. I just need to be able to reference one track to get the multi-cut rough cut so I'm playing it safe with one. I also turn the resolution down to 1/2 but I don't think that's playing a part at the moment. But also worth a try. Please comment if this works for you. I hope it's just not one of those temp fixes again. I will update if it comes back.

Cheers,

Jeremy

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Engaged ,
Oct 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Jer+R  wrote

Simple fix worth trying. Just solo the audio track or tracks. (The S button beside the M on every audio track) I've even tried soloing all the tracks and it seem to do the trick. I just need to be able to reference one track to get the multi-cut rough cut so I'm playing it safe with one. I also turn the resolution down to 1/2 but I don't think that's playing a part at the moment. But also worth a try. Please comment if this works for you. I hope it's just not one of those temp fixes again. I will update if it comes back.

Cheers,

Jeremy

But, don't forget the #1 cure so far:  make sure Smooth Scrolling is off in your Preferences.

As to the resolution setting, Adobe is annoyingly silent on the effect of that but it seems to not even be something that exercises control over playback in the Multicam view (though it should, as it would be relevant to 4K and higher footage even in a tiled screen).

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Explorer ,
Oct 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017

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Make sure 'continuous scrolling' is turned off. Page scrolling is OK. My recently updated CC2017 continues to lock up in 'play' (not necessarily Fast Play) if I have continuous scrolling on.

Note that the setting has moved to Edit/Preferences/Timeline in the newest update.

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Engaged ,
Oct 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017

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GPearce10  wrote

Make sure 'continuous scrolling' is turned off. Page scrolling is OK. My recently updated CC2017 continues to lock up in 'play' (not necessarily Fast Play) if I have continuous scrolling on.

Note that the setting has moved to Edit/Preferences/Timeline in the newest update.

Which is exactly the same thing that I wrote, and that you responded to.  Why?

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Explorer ,
Oct 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017

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Your comment showed up below a longer quote, so I didn't see it until I'd already sent my comment. And my dog ate my homework.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2017 Dec 01, 2017

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None of the solutions here have helped me at all. Nothing works. This issue is now happening to me outside of multicam projects too. The footage I have is about 30 minutes so it's not like they're super long. Really really frustrating.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2017 Dec 01, 2017

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Actually, me too! I have had this outside of multicams as well.

One workaround is to use the command play in to out and asaigning shorter in and out points. Of course it's not ideal, but once one gets into the habit, I guess it could work...

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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2018 Mar 16, 2018

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I have been suffering from this for years.

I had to disable both smooth scrolling and page scrolling to get it to work properly for me.

Commenting so that if Adobe fixes this some day, I will get a notification.

But wow, this has been going on a long time without a fix.  That's really poor.

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Explorer ,
Mar 17, 2018 Mar 17, 2018

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Well, that didn't last very long.  Now it's happening to me even with scrolling disabled.

I think this might be the bug that prompts me to finally check out Resolve.

http://www.learningvideo.com/resolve-one-year-later/

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New Here ,
Mar 18, 2018 Mar 18, 2018

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I just did a multicam sequence this past week with three 1080p AVHC clips in PP 2018 and was able to edit at 2x speed without the freeze/continues to play. The program was two hours long.

Every once in a while it would take a few seconds to stop, but I had no freezes.

It also appears that when you play a multicam sequence at 2x speed in 2018, the program monitor now skips frames much more frequently than before. I'm guessing this is by design to avoid the stuck in playback freeze.

If you do decide to update to 2018, you must launch the program while deleting your preferences or it won't work properly.

I didn't at first and it did not work right. Since I deleted preferences and re-set things the way I like, the new version has worked well.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2018 Mar 18, 2018

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I think I've actually figured out the problem. When a clip is highlighted in the timeline (the clip is white), the issue is almost always going to happen either instantly or within about 10 seconds of playback. When no clips are highlighted and playback starts, the issue doesn't happen ever. This is really weird and specific so it might only fix it for me, but hopefully this helps out someone else.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Yep I had this issue with my beefy system and it seems to be the audio tracks.

To fix the issue (for me at least) I had the levels on each track - disabled that - shrunk all unused audio tracks and only had one expanded so that I could see the waveforms and now it seems to be pausing instantly when I hit space bar or click anywhere with the mouse. Im also having good results in full res mode.

hope this helps!

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2019 Nov 09, 2019

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Well... 5 years later and still the issue persists. I took mikeywestcott64 advice and shrunk my timeline and so far so go... and if this fixes it, I'm thrilled. However, it is limiting to not be able to cut Multicam seeing large waveforms, but if it doesn't just keep playing for no reason whatsoever, I'll deal with it.

ADOBE, get your act together, this has been an issue for 5 years! We pay way too much to have to keep dealing with. I've dealt with this on PC, Mac, every kind of codec, multiple computers. No one cares about "auto reframing" features, make Premiere more stable.

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