My students are using Premiere Rush on Mac laptops and the program runs very slowly often hanging up (or glitching) when doing a playback. Students find it difficult when editing because the timeline view isn't consistent when the screen lags behind the action. Is there some way to fix this? If Rush is less robust than Premiere Pro, shouldn't it perform a little more efficiently and faster? We purposely avoided using PP because of the resources it requires.
Crash, Error or problem, Freeze or hang, Performance
*Equipment*: mostly macbook air - school laptops on loan to students = 4GB RAM, i5 processor, Catalina 10.15; however, several students have their own devices with 8GB RAM and report similar problems
*Problems with Rush (comments from students)*
- *while editing sequence program freezes and has to be forcibly quit* - *with only 3 clips in the timeline, playback is jerky - doesn't play smooth like a video* - *adding a new clip or other asset to timeline the ball starts spinning and need to wait 10+ seconds for it to show up* - *difficulty exporting the video as an mp4 (two students reported it said it would take 2-4 hours to render!!)* - *imported media (photo, video) showing up as black in the timeline - can't see it*
I selected Rush as a tool in video production this semester because I thought it would be a "lite" version of Premiere Pro, friendlier and easier for students to learn in our hybrid schedule. Unfortunately, it has been a nightmare with students ultimately getting so frustrated they have gone back to using iMovie which appears more reliable/stable.
We are an educational enterprise licensee using the whole Creative Cloud suite of software and this program has created the most consistent difficulty of any in the group.
Are other users reporting similar problems? If not, can you offer any suggestions for why we are experiencing this? Thanks for any help you can provide.