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Is it normal to have a laggy timeline with a great PC?

Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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I have a pretty decent PC but some transitions make my timeline laggy. Is there a problem in my settings or is it normal? I bought these transitions from template websites, e.g., glitch transitions in particular are laggy. The timeline becomes 'red' when I add the glitch transition to the timeline. Rendering these glitch transitions doesn't really work because it takes up to 5 minutes (1800+ frames). Since I have many many transitions in my videos it will take forever if I render each and every one of them before seeing how it looks.

Just a normal slide transition or so works without rendering and the timeline stays yellow.

 

Thank you for reading and for any tips you can give me.

 

PC specs:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz

RAM 64.0 GB

samsung SSD 970 evo plus 1TB

nivdia GeForce rtx 2080 ti 11 gb

I have the latest adobe premiere, the latest windows, and the latest nivdia driver. It's a gaming driver.

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Participant ,
Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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These templates you are talking about, quickly build many complicated structures to generate the desired effect.

It adds multiple layers (often 3 or more) to each transition area.

Now, you are talking about many transitions.

I can imagine how your timeline is filled with blocks that the templates need.

Using templates as transitions has a lot of disadvantages:

  • Slow renders because each layer holds a minimum of 1 effect applied, often more, 
  • Overcomplicated sequences
  • It is hard to change the transition length
  • Adjusting the effect is nearly impossible
  • You must be satisfied with the effect you get, or replace the entire block with another template.
  • Some templates even import video files, that may not match your sequence resolution and frame rate.

 

Even with a well-equipped PC, you are struggling with performance.

This is what templates do.

Try working with actual transitions (software/plugins) that work natively in Premiere Pro.

In general, they will cost a lot more than templates.

But you will benefit from the speed and versatility this will bring to your edits.

Here are some good providers of well-built fx:

BorisFX , Red Giant , Film Impact video transitions 

 

Premiere Gal launched an excellent video on clever video transitions that blew my mind:

Smart drag and drop transitions for Premiere Pro 

 

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Explorer ,
Oct 02, 2022 Oct 02, 2022

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Thank you for your reply.

 

I followed your advice and downloaded and installed Red Giant Universe. In the beginning, it was all nice and all. But after a while it resulted in errors like 'a low-level exception occurred in ..' or just black screens and I couldn't even do anything with my PC.

I'm not sure this is better than just using templates ...

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Oct 02, 2022 Oct 02, 2022

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Try Film Impact. These are the ones I use the most and render the fastest!

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