4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2012 5:07 AM by Harm Millaard RSS

    Stalling in Preview


      When I am previewing a project is plays about half a second at a time before stalling. The same project will play perfectly fine on the computers at school and rendering it in premier pro won't work. However, once rendered fully out of premier it plays fully. Is this common and what am I doing wrong?

        • 1. Re: Stalling in Preview
          Harm Millaard Community Member

          This is common on underspecced computers that simply lack the hardware for the codec in use, but you forgot to give all those details, so this is only guessing.

          • 2. Re: Stalling in Preview
            minigrace Community Member

            Model Name:          iMac

              Model Identifier:          iMac11,2

              Processor Name:          Intel Core i3

              Processor Speed:          3.06 GHz

              Number Of Processors:          1

              Total Number Of Cores:          2

              L2 Cache (per core):          256 KB

              L3 Cache:          4 MB

              Memory:          4 GB

              Processor Interconnect Speed:          5.86 GT/s

              Boot ROM Version:          IM112.0057.B00

              SMC Version (system):          1.64f5

              Serial Number (system):          W8045MJKDAS

              Hardware UUID:          CD8E4225-56B1-5836-B9C4-09E89CB4EC1A


            If any of that helps at all^

            • 4. Re: Stalling in Preview
              Harm Millaard Community Member

              Again guessing, you are using a more complex codec than SD DV.


              SD DV on an iMAC with only an i3 dual core CPU, only 4 GB memory, a single hard disk and an AMD video card should run marginally acceptable, anything more complex is just not doable. Such an iMAC is at least 20 - 40 times slower than a good desktop and if you feed it too complex codecs, it is simply overwhelmed.