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Premiere Pro suddenly very choppy when playback

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Oct 24, 2021 Oct 24, 2021

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Hello Guys,


First, please apology that I'm opening another topic about Premiere Pro performance issue and lagging preview - I know that its one of the most common issue faced by users and reported here. But I have a feeling that I tried all the available options and none have helped me 😕


Let's start from my computer setup:

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 - 4 cores


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660



SSD Plextor PX-128M5S (System drive)

NVM TOSHIBA 256GB SSD (projects drive)



Windows 10 Version 10.0.19043.1288


As you see, its quite good setup and I must highlight that I had never any issues when editing my movies from DJI Mavic Mini 1 Drone (2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30 p).

In recent days, I bought GoPro Hero 9 and recorded some 1920x1080 50 frames and 2704x1520 50 frames footage. When I started to edit them, preview in Premiere Pro was very laggy and choppy.


I tried many methods, which includes:

1. Creating proxies for footage

2. Render in and out

3. Making sure Render is Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (CUDA)

4. Memory - optimize rendering for Performance

5. Memory Cache Files on NVE drive

and many more tips from the YT videos and posts here. None helped me to fix it...


I tried to edit back my old footage from Drone, the same lagging and choppy stuff happened.


Today I decided to reinstall my Windows 10 and make a clean install of Premiere PRO. Still the same happens for me. What is more I run a couple or CPU/Memory and Drives tests to make sure everything works - no issue.


I have really no idea what else can I do to fix it?

Currently I'm using Premiere PRO 15.4.1, but I tried the same with 14.x - same results.


Any help is highly appreciated.


Regards, Andy


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