been a couple of weeks I've upgraded my Premiere to 2021 version and the playback-bug sucks too badly that I decided to downgrade to the 2019 version. Playback is superslow and one can barely see what's going on on the timeline. don't know what the problem was but I finally downgraded to 2019. things usually progress in newer versions, apparently Adobe has decided to regress. this also is evident in new Caption system of premiere pro 2021 which you cannot add two or more captions at the same time in a typical way.
What's your hardware? Each new major version of PrPro needs more and newer gear. Which is a pain, but so do all the other high-end apps.
The new captions process is a major, major upgrade in quite a few ways, and needing modifications for others. They're quite openly talking of it as a work in process and wanting users to chime in on the Premiere Pro Public Beta forum with their results, needs, complaints, and wishes.
Hello Neil, thank you for your response. I'm on windows 10, core i5 3450 - which i know is not quite high but still works well in premiere 2019 - and Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti + 16 G of RAM. I've seen in a bunch of forums the playback issue is epidemic among users unless the CPU usage of the program. The new caption system had quite good improvements, but I couldn't find a normal way to put more than one caption at once. I had to nest the first one and make another to solve the issue.
I take it five weeks ago your system performed like mine (video below) but now it does not because of the update. Are you editing H.264? If it used to work and no longer works the Nvenc might have stopped working because of the update. You might need a driver update for your GTX 1050 Ti. That being said your system is about the same as mine but I consider my system to be the bare minimum. You could try to disable the audio input. That works for some people.
Hey Andy. thank you for takin' your time answerin'. such an informative video. updating the Graphic driver seems like a cool tip. I'll work this out in the meantime. Thanks again
Not sure what you mean by adding 2 or more captions at the same time? I find the new caption workflow an amazing timesaver.. but maybe that's my workflow, preparing captions for a documentary for dvd and blu-ray.
in fact it is. in many ways it had major improvements, but when it comes to adding two captions at the same time - sometimes you need to add subtitle in two languages - it offers no additional caption track to do so! hopefully I recently found a threat concerning the issue:
Adding blocks to the text layer makes this possible, though I'm not pretty sure yet if it fulfills all my needs.
The multiple blocks is an important tool. But it is a clunky way to add a second language for an entire video.
See "Show Multiple Caption Tracks" in my post here for another workaround: