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When using Premiere Pro CS5.5, the playback in the preview box is very choppy?

Mar 17, 2013 4:19 AM

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Okay, so first i put two videos into premiere, then i linked them over to after effects CS5.5 to do a cloning video via simple masking. then i edited in some effects like muzzle flashes and blood splatters. simple stuff, then i save the after effects project. go and jump back into premiere and import the after effects project in, and everything was working just fine up until now, the after effects preview was perfect, but now that i bring it back to premiere, i suddenly can barely preview anything and the footage is incredibly jumpy and choppy?


For my camera, i am using a Canon 600D/T3I filming at full HD at 24p, and i selected that when i made the project. 

As for my computer, i am using a 2012 Macbook Pro 13 inch 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 with 8 gb ram. It says "8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3"


As for the graphics is has Intel HD graphics 4000 512 MB.


Im also running OS X 10.8.2


There is also 330 gb free of 750.


Surely this should not be happening. And i really need to get this program working properly, as it cost alot of money and i need it for some work.


Any help would be greatly appreciated! surely im not the first to have this problem, thank you!

  • joe bloe premiere
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    Dec 6, 2009
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    Mar 17, 2013 5:32 AM   in reply to tysonboh

    It is unlikely for an Ae composition of any degree

    of complexity to play smoothly in the Source Monitor.


    And in most circumstances for an Ae composition to play smoothly

    in a Premiere timeline you must 'Preview Render' the timeline first

    by selecting the timeline and hitting 'Enter'.

    Once rendered, your timeline will have a green line above,

    and barring hardware issues should play smoothly.

    Rendering and previewing sequences


    Premiere Pro CS5-CS6 Reference

    (.pdf 12 MB download)

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