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