While editing, the playback won't stop.
That is right, you read correctly,
I hit play, and then cannot stop it.Keyboard no longer gets any result from any keys in Premiere.
Mouse moves fine, but nothing responds to clicks.
It plays as long as it wants, at least seven minutes, sometimes an hour.
When it stops it does whatever key clicks I entered, during its time as a runaway.
It will save, or open panels, or make markers, whatever keys I had pressed.
I was using wireless. Now I am using the second of two WIRED keyboards and a wired mouse.
Still same problem.
Impossible to edit like this.
This just happened now, while perfecting a three camera edit in Multicam.
I had just tweaked an edit point with the rolling edit tool in the middle of a 90 minute timeline.
Restarting the program, or rebooting makes no difference.
CC 2017 with Windows 7.
But I have experienced this with many earlier versions of PP.
This has happened in projects that are newly started as well as older projects.
ANY IDEAS ? This is something that is hard to search for due to being similar words as other problems.
Please, can anyone help me ?
not sure what tags to use on this post - its not about playback, its about NOT STOPPING playback
very frustrating...this is no longer a professional quality application.
I first played around with premiere in the late 90's, At the time I thought
it was not suitable for professional use. Then in 2016 I was hired for a
company that only used premiere and when I re-learned it, found it
completely usable in a professional environment.
Fast forward to present day and it is once again not an option for
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Sorry for the frustration. Can you give us complete details of your system and media? Please try creating proxies or transcodes of your media and see how your system behaves afterward. Can you let us know what happens?
Sorry for your performance issues. We don't know enough about your system and media. However, it sounds like your computer may not be powerful enough to playback the media you have in your Timeline. Proxies or transcodes can help a lot with performance. If you have nested sequences with different settings and effects added, you may have to render those sections for reliable playback. Any clips with heavy effects also may need to be rendered. Can you try creating proxies (or transcodes), rendering the tricky sections, and report back? I hope we can assist.
Kevin...How can the problem be my computer being underpowered when its all playing fine? no stuttering..all fine, the problem is I cant stop it!! takes between 3 to 12 seconds to stop. tired of this 'use proxies' talk, it worked fine a couple of years ago using same media!! I pay just under £50 a month for creative suite, these bugs have gone on far too long. had enough.
Sorry. I understand the frustration. Let me know the details so I can try to reproduce your issue. What's your computer setup? What kind of media are you using? Is it a Multicam project? How many streams? Working with optimized media has solved the issue for others. I know this worked in the past, but sometimes system requirements become more stringent as new versions roll out. Knowing more info might help us troubleshoot.
I have had the same issue, intermittent. I created 4k prores 422 proxy videos. The issue has happened in projects with as few as 3 cameras for me. Sometimes I only have 5mpbps 4k h.264 files but I transcode these to prores proxy. My computer specs are ryzen 3700x, rtx 3070, 64gb ram, and all media on a 2tb 860 evo sata SSD. Using 970 evo as a cache drive. I have noticed the issue to be far more common when using h.264 files for multicam, even if they are only 1mbps. I usually apply lumetri color to each original video file as well as scale the clip and then scale additonally in the multicam timeline. Lumetri seems to aggrivate the issues, and even after transcoding to prores proxy, the issue still sometimes happens.
In all the threads about this issue in the past 5 years, no Adobe rep has ever said they'd work on a solution on their end. The problem is always our fault, our media. It's 2022 - are you really saying that in order to edit a simple sequence I need to slow my workflow way down with a bunch of media management steps?? (proxy files, etc). And I'm supposed to avoid speed changes and other effects? Maybe I'll just go back to editing on a 35mm movieola, at least I'll get exercise.
This is a very frustrating thing ... as the vast majority of us aren't having the problem. And I do mean, the vast majority ... it's a very small subset of you that are cursed with this. And yea, it's a nasty issue for you no question. Full sympathy here!
There's a person up-thread who works with ProRes and has this. I've worked with ProRes for years without any such issues. So what the freaking ... hay? ... is going on there? Why is ProRes on his system not workking fine and on mine, it's slick as snot?
This seems to be something that users have fixed by a number of different, totally unrelated things. So I'm guessing it can be triggered in a number of weird ways. I just wish somehow this could get totally sorted out.
Hey there, bkfny.
Sorry about all the frustration with playback performance. These are user-to-user forums. I apologize that no team members are here. If you want the team to read your comment, you need to post it on User Voice, OK? Super sorry you were not aware of that. Here is the link: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro
You wrote: The problem is always our fault, our media. It's 2022 - are you saying that to edit a simple sequence, I need to slow my workflow way down with a bunch of media management steps?? (proxy files, etc.).
Poor playback (like not stopping on demand) is a performance problem people seem to be having with the media they are using. To alleviate these issues, you have to change up the media. If you do not, the problems will continue given your system and media.
It is normal to use proxies or transcode non-performant footage for computers that are not the latest gen or have the latest GPU and lots of RAM. To my satisfaction, very few computers are powerful enough to playback H.264 or HEVC footage, especially the 10-bit variants. I steer clear of that footage altogether.
You wrote: I need to slow my workflow way down.
Have you ever tried creating proxies or transcode on ingest? You can create proxies or transcodes in the background via Media Encoder. Just import, begin the proxy or transcode job and start cutting. The new media starts working for you as soon as it is ready. Pretty painless.
I hope we can help you solve your playback issue.
Sorry for this problem again. We have improved this workflow in the latest beta build. Can you please try the latest beta build version 18.104.22.168(or higher) from the creative cloud and let us know how it goes there?
You can download the latest Premiere Pro Beta build from Creative Cloud --> Beta apps --> Premiere Pro (Beta)
I hope it will help.
Try disablimg Mercury Transmit and tell me what happens
Unfortunately that didn't help in my case.
I had and have this problem as well. At least I think I was able to narrow down when it occurs for me. Maybe this will help someone else here too.
For me it only happens when I have multicamera clips in the timeline. Not always but only then. The number of cameras doesn't matter, even if there's just one camera in the MC clip (I use that for audio-syncing) it's enough to trigger the problem. Maybe even a simple nest is enough, I'm not sure about that.
But the main thing is: it seems to only occur, when I'm zooming into or out of the timeline while it is playing back. As soon as I tried to avoid that, playback started and stopped normal. I know, that's far from ideal (jumping around the timeline while playing is actually beneficial to my workflow) but maybe it's a start until this problem will get fixed in about 9 years...
Well, it was a coincidence I guess. It didn't fix it after all.
Just chiming in to say that I have had this very same problem frequently for three years. It seems to get worse when there are a lot of clips on the timeline. Premiere has more bugs than any other program I've ever used. I recently had to completely reinstall because it crashed every time I tried to create a new project. The fact that I still use it at all speaks to how much I don't want to learn how to use another program.
I have followed this thread for some time. I gave up on Premiere Pro and moved on. However, I recently popped back on 2022 to see if it was resolved. It was not. I tried a few versions. I initially thought it was specifically related to multicam when zooming on the timeline. However, it randomly started occuring when scrolling a timeline on a simple single video cutting project. I was really confused. I was tracking my RAM usage, but my machine is a 2022 very high spec model. I highly doubt it's the machine. However, I decided to blow $200 and upgrade even more RAM... it didn't help. Finally I tied the issue to one thing: extended monitor. I have one 4k monitor in front of me, and two 1080p monitors on the side (only one or the other hooked up at a time). So, essentially, 2 screens. I have the timeline, always, on the 1080p monitor. Since Adobe's stuff is always riddled with bugs, and for a long time before it was a scaling issue with them, I thought to check that. Today I right clicked premiere icon (not opening the app) and selected properties. In the compatibility tab, I changed settings for all users. Then clicked change high DPI settings. Then I clicked 'override high dpi scaling performed by APPLICATION'. Upon opening Premiere (which I had done a dozen times before to test parameters to fix this) I tested it again. Keep in mind, I'm testing one change to one setting at a time with the same project that freezes when the same timeline and position is moved. Sure enough, no delay in pausing, and no unstoppable playthrough while nothing else is clickable inside Premiere. Unfortunately, the timeline is now hyper zoomed in on my 1080p display because it's bumped up to 4k resolution from my main screen. It's not a deal breaker, but it's a bit annoying. However, this, so far today, has seemed to alleviate the issue. I wanted to share this with others that are suffering because Adobe's team doesn't seem to care at all about its users. Yet, they won't hire folks like me to sort things out for them, lol. Anyhow, I hope this solution works for some of you. I have checked many forums and many posts in the past few days to see if any solutions were present. They were all the same sort of things they always say, and nothing worked for me. Good luck to you all. If it doesn't work for your situation, my apologies. Hopefully Adobe will step it up in the future and hire some new blood to fix basic functionality. Cheers
I haven't read through all replies, but I've found a bizarre fix. It makes zero sence, but seems to be working. I will update if this solution is faluable.
In your "Project" window, enable "Preview Area". Make sure that you have selected (click once) the sequence in the Project window that you are working on in your timeline.
Well.... it has made the command to action of stopping shorter, but it hasn't fixed anything.
Since my last "fix" didn't work I found out something else. It may be related to audio nests that are not rendered yet. If you have a nest in your timeline that doesn't show the audio waveform, try "Render Audio". The waveform should generate and at least for now it fixed the issue for me.
year 2022. it still happens. only solutöon seems to be creating prores proxies.
What media are you working with? On what OS? Any effects?
latest macOS. latest premiere pro cc. high bitrate mp4 video. gopro8 and sony a7-4... if a project takes up to a half hour edit, stabilisation here and there... a little bit of coloring... the hustle becomes.
Ahh ... that media. Yea, that's stuff a bit rough in playback. High-bitrate long-GOP to begin with, then throw in heavy effects like Warp & color work.
Kevin's commented up above & elsewhere that media can be problematic, and so ... have you tried proxies or t-codes?
Same problem! Same crappy Adobe takes our money and runs.