I've had this issue for a long time, I'm posting here in the hope of finding feedback from the community. I have a computer with decent characteristics and still Premiere Pro constantly has laggy playback even with only a 1080x1920 video. Now, I know this is not about having good hardware, but software, drivers, and codecs need to be considered. In this example, I'm trying to make some cuts on a video with the following properties:
Image Size: 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate: 50.00
Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - Compressed - Stereo
Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32-bit floating point - Stereo
Total Duration: 00:17:23:08
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0
Color Space: Rec. 709
Color Space Override: Off
Input LUT: None
Video Codec Type: MP4/MOV H.264 4:2:0
I'm just doing some cuts but still, you can see how laggy the playback is. I have GPU acceleration activated, set the memory to 16 GB for other applications, and turned off high-quality playback on the program monitor. You can see how it performs here:
Here are my system specs. Everything is up to date. For Premiere Pro, I'm normally a version or two behind to avoid unexpected bugs. Right now I have version 23.3.0
Any tips for fixing this performance issue? Thank you for reading.
Only one 250 GB SSD?
What are the hard drives (how many, what kind, what is on each, what capacity, and how full)?
Thanks for replying, Bob.
For storage I have:
x1 Corsair MP600 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME - for the OS and Adobe Software. It has some games.
x1 Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 - for cache only
x1 Wester digital wd6003fzbx-00k5wb0 6TB for video and photo work. This is where I have all the footage.
x1 wdc wd2003fzex-00srla0 2tb for video and photo work too.
These are their current capacities:
The C and E drives are getting full.
Replace the WD HDDs with fast SSDs.
Will try that on my next hardware upgrade , thanks
I have had similair problems during the years.
Try the following:
1. Test your system load: hist CTRL+ALT+DELETE and watch the CPU, Harddrive, RAM. GPU load during playback. Does it peak out in any of these?
2. Test your harddrive speed - if it can´t read or write at at least 150-200 MB/S you may have a problem. Use SSD disks for the data and cache if possible.
Things to try:
1. Delete your media cache files (Edit>Preferences>Media Cache) - This can also be done
2. Try adjusting the playback resolution to 1/4 or 1/2
3. During start up pres ALT key - select Reset app preferences, Clear media Cache files, Reset plugin loading Cache and hit continue. This solved my issues once.
4. Check if all drivers are up to date.
Thank you, I've been monitoring my system load. Premiere gets laggy when I have several graphics on my timeline. I thought throwing it 128Gb of RAM would solve the problem, lol. I will continue to do this before I make any decision on changing hardware.
Cheers! thanks for your time.