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Playhead not stopping immediately when space bar pressed Premiere CC2020

New Here ,
Mar 05, 2020 Mar 05, 2020

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Hi all, 

 

Can anyone help... I'm using Premiere up to date (14.0.3) and have recently upgraded to a new Macbook Pro: (15-inch, 2019 / 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9 / 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 / Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB / Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB) and I'm now having issues with the playhead not stopping immediately when the spacebar is pressed during playback.

 

My previous macbook didn't have the above issue, but this one does.

 

The project has JPEGs in the timeline which I'm assuming is causing the issue, which I've tried swapping out for .png versions, but hasn't resolved the issue, nor has unticking the 'composite preview during trim' functionality as a colleague suggested. 

 

When the space bar is pressed, it takes about 15 frames before the playhead actually stops, which is highly frustrating as you can probably imagine, and is adding to my editing time, as many of the cuts I need to make are timed (I'm creating music educational videos)

 

Can anyone offer any assistance? I even ordered the Blackmagic GPU to see if that helped, but it didn't, so I sent it back.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Gav

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 05, 2020 Mar 05, 2020

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I've been having exactly the same problem since the most recent update. I've posted in here to no avail, and have contacted Adobe support, who in turn took control of my screen to change a few settings, but has actually somehow made things worse. 

 

It's happening on new projects and old ones. The computer i'm running it on was working just fine a matter of weeks ago. 

 

Unless it's sorted soon i'm cancelling subscription and heading back to AVID. And taking my students with me. Utterly unworkable at the moment. 

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New Here ,
Mar 05, 2020 Mar 05, 2020

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Thanks for the reply Ross, I can't tell you how much additional time it's adding to my workload. 

 

I wouldn't mind, but my older, less powerful Macbook worked absolutely fine with no glitches or issues... 

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New Here ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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i have the same issue - i thought it was heavy footage at first but even when i am just trying to cut a audio track with no video there is still a few frames lag after the spacebar stop.  every cut must be revisited - so time consuming and frustrating.

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Explorer ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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What codec you use on the source and what on the sequence ?

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New Here ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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SAME problem here. H.264 codec out of a sony a7iii. 

 

Press the spacebar to pause timeline and it continues with video and audio playback. I have to go back to the point manually. 

 

Laptop is: 

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 

64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

 

Firmware update for new hardware Adobe? 

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Explorer ,
May 14, 2020 May 14, 2020

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That's how it's going to be,  

Premiere Pro doesn't handle long GOP codec well. because you know how it works, the camera doesn't save you all the frames, the editing program creates them later based on some strange data
Davinci Resolve is doing better, but editing on H264 is  not fluid , because the program has to create the missing frames on the fly. 


Do a Prores .proxy  mov. 1280 x720. These files will be bigger but not so much.   this is done automatically !

 It takes a one more coffee .. 

You'll be able to edited it without any problems,  next by turning off the proxy, you'll have the material ready right away!

Lisa is writing about Jpeg. If they are heavy, for example, they have a 1200dpi, the premiere will be throwing them into the cache and freezing  the system. You can't make a proxy out of this but you can reduce it to 72dpi and then finally replace it.

 

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Contributor ,
Sep 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020

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Same issue here.  Started several months ago, and after three days of frusration I finally uninstalled Premiere and went back to a previous version.  Four months later (now) I tried updating again, hoping Adobe had fixed the issue, but here I am, wasting time, getting ready to uninstall and roll back to a previous version again.  I sure wish Adobe would stop pushing software out before it's ready (not to mention bloating their software beyond functionality).

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020

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Any info about your system, media, or project, digabyte?

 

Thanks,
Kevin

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Contributor ,
Sep 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020

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Win10 64bit, Dual Xeon (16 cores), Dual Quadro K4200, 64GB RAM, separate
samsung SSD's for media cache, previews, and footage. Footage is various
H.264 coming from Sony A7R3s and Panasonic G9's.

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Contributor ,
Sep 30, 2020 Sep 30, 2020

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Rolled back to 14.2 and everything is functioning as it should.  It's just incredibly frustrating playing Russion Roullette with your workflow and deadlines every time you decide to upgrade to a newer version.

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Contributor ,
Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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Just went through the same thing again.  Bought a brand new computer.  10th gen i7 Intel, GPU is Nvidia 2070 with 8GB, Win10, 64GB RAM, OS and Programs on separate 1TB NVME, working drive (footage) is Samsung 2TB SSD, all previews and cache go to 2nd separate NVME drive.  Timeline simply WILL NOT stop when I hit the space bar and play back is often choppy.  I had installed the most recent version of  Premiere CC through the Creative Cloud Desktop app.  Rolled back to 14.2, and everything is smooth again.  Pretty freakin' infuriating.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 04, 2020 Oct 04, 2020

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I experienced this too.

 

The solution for me was to delete the Jpgs from my timeline, go into after effects and export the pictures out as video.

 

Then deleted all my audio effects from the track mixer.

 

Finally re-import the video version of the pictures, and add the sound effects at the very end of the edit.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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Same issue, I'll be damned If I need to go out and buy a new imac only to find the same problem persists. 

My current imac worked fine with premiere up untill about 6/8 months ago. This stop start lag is total nonsense and a dealbreaker.  Even happens on standard wav files. USB3 or thunderbolt make no difference to the start stop lag.

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New Here ,
Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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I just got a new 2020 iMac and I had this issue. I solved it by unplugging the "magic keyboard" that came with the Mac and plugged in my old USB Mac keyboard. Problem solved! 👍

 

-someone mentioned restarting Premiere and holding down the alt key to reset Premiere's preferences- did nothing.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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Can Adobe please upadate us on this issue and can they please fix it?  Having this problem for nearly a year now, has made my job intolerable.  What are you going to do Adobe?

 

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Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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Right?  Everyonce in a while I update to the newest version of Adobe Premiere, but the problem persists.  I then try an older (but newer than 14.2) version, but still the problem persists.  I always end up going back to 14.2 just so I can have the ability to *immediately* stop the timeline for accurate cuts when editing.  Pretty frustrating that I have to pay for the newest version (CC subscription), but must actually use something from multiple generations ago.  This problem existed on my dual Xeon HP workstation with dual Quadro cards and 128GB RAM, and still exists on the brand new i7 10750 with RTX2070 8GB and 64GB RAM with all SSD and M.2 drives that I purchased last month. Unacceptable, and really has me considering the switch to DaVinci Resolve.

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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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I can't be sure, but I think for me the solution was removing my 2nd display (a large Mac Monitor), because my 2015 MacBookPro could not redraw the screen fast enough.  As soon as I unplugged the 2nd display and everything was confined to my laptop screen, I could start and stop playback using the spacebar.  With that 2nd display plugged in, nada.  Playback continues until it runs out of sequence.

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