I have a strong hardware (dual xeon 5650, quadro 4000, 48gb ram), so I think it's not the cause.
You did not mention your disk setup.
Playing back numbered image sequences at high resolution is
probably the most disk IO intensive thing you can ask Premiere to do.
Without a dedicated RAID controller and multi-disk setup, you will likely be
forced to timeline preview render all your image sequences for real time playback.
After effects plays images sequences very smoothly, so why not premiere?
AE will not play image sequences in real time until you render a RAM preview.
I did convert my image sequences to avi or mov uncompressed, but even with no compression, there's a significant loss of quality...
There will be no loss of quality if you use a lossless codec for your
will play smoothly in Premiere without needing to render timeline previews.
Thank you for input
I have a ssd sata3 as primary (C), and 1tb wd digital caviar black 64mb cache 7200t (also sata3) as secondary (D).
I'm sorry but I'm a newbie at disk config (I don't have any experience in disk setup for video edit software), as well as a newbie in premiere, it's the first time I use it, I didn't even know that you could timeline preview the sequence, which can suffice to me I assume, I just want to be able to edit my sequence, trim etc, and I can't with my problem because even the back and forward arrows don't give feedback in the preview window, I don't even know what I'm doing due to this playback problem.
I use quicktime pro (I don't own another program to do so) to convert my sequences with *.mov format with no compression, I also tried with avi with no compression output from AE and I can notice a loss compared to the stills.
Can you tell me how to use the timeline preview? And will it allow me to edit my footage?