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Nikon D600 MOV (h.264) files slow in Premiere 5.5

Apr 24, 2013 8:11 PM

Tags: #files #mov #long #nikon #gop #d600

I'm wondering why the Nikon MOV files (h 264, 1080/30p) files stutter in Premiere 5.5. Doesns't matter if "CUDA" is turned on or off. They play back so smoothly in any other media player (Windows Media player, Quick time player, etc. and at full res.)  The similar files from my Canon 7D also play back much more smoothly in Premiere 5.5.  I'm wondering if the Nikon D600 is too new for Premiere 5.5 and if I need to upgrade to version 6.  Any ideas?  The system is running fairly fast - Win7 Pro X64, Intel 3770K (not yet accelerated, 16GB RAM).

 

Thanks,

Doug A

 
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    Apr 24, 2013 8:14 PM   in reply to Doug-bedfoto

    Use Bridge to Batch Rename the extension from .mov to .mpg, then reimport the files.  They should fare better.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 12:02 AM   in reply to Doug-bedfoto

    To add to Jim's remark, the reason is the .MOV extension. That causes PR to use QuiRckTime and that is a 32 bit application. It completely destroys the 64 bit nature of PR, thus reducing available memory to around 3.3 GB, even if 64 GB is installed, increasing the swapping to pagefile, slowing down your system even further.

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 5:18 PM   in reply to Harm Millaard

    QuickTime media is decoded through a separate helper process so the memory limitations only exist for that process and not Premiere as a whole.

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 7:31 PM   in reply to Jon Chappell

    Still, it's those imitations which can slow down PP's performance with MOV files.

     
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    May 2, 2013 6:54 PM   in reply to Doug-bedfoto

    You can try uploading to Version 6. But when Adobe Premiere Pro  6.0 imports .mov files from Nikon D600 camera,  playback is not smooth(just sometimes).

     
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