5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2012 5:31 PM by John T Smith

    Premiere CS6 not running smoothly.

    tbabbitt44

      Alright all, I'm stumped.  I was running Premiere CS6 via the Cloud membership, everything was going perfectly, I had started new projects and even transferred one over I was using in CS5.5 and had no problems.  Then suddenly, my CS6 is not running smoothly.  The footage lags, the timecode for the timeline isn't smooth, and the program in general is a little rough.  But the sound plays perfect with any footage in the timeline.  I pull the same footage back in 5.5 and it works flawlessly.  Cleaned the Cache, deleted and reinstalled CS6 and ran all updates, still having the same problem.  Any ideas?

        • 1. Re: Premiere CS6 not running smoothly.
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          More information needed for someone to help... click these links and provided the requested information

          -http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840

          -http://forums.adobe.com/thread/416679

          • 2. Re: Premiere CS6 not running smoothly.
            tbabbitt44 Level 1

            Sorry about the lack of info.  But I am running CS6.0.1 on Mac 10.7.4 with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 and 8gb ram.  It doesn't matter what footage I have in there, it still doesn't run smoothly.  No pluggins or codecs are anything special. 

            • 3. Re: Premiere CS6 not running smoothly.
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Ok... how many hard drives, and where did you put your video files?

               

              Also, for CS6, I have read other messages that indicate the "existing" graphic adapter driver that works with CS5/CS5.5 will sometimes (often?) need to be updated for CS6

               

              You don't mention your brand/model graphic adapter, but here is one driver update example http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1003334?tstart=0

              • 4. Re: Premiere CS6 not running smoothly.
                tbabbitt44 Level 1

                Just have 1 500gb SATA drive, but I also use a variety of External HD as a scratch.  But again, I have tried using files from different locations and still have the lag.  And my graphics is an Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB.  I'd also like to mention I have the video playback and paused playback in PP dropped down to 1/4 and wiped my HD clean and reinstalled everything.

                • 5. Re: Premiere CS6 not running smoothly.
                  John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  >have 1 500gb SATA drive, but I also use a variety of External HD as a scratch

                   

                  eSata or USB or ??? externals?

                   

                  Slow external drives can cause problems... also only having one internal hard drive

                   

                  Some reading...

                  My 3 hard drives for AVCHD video editing are configured as...

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                  1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and ALL program installs (2)

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                  2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files

                  When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,

                  so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folders and files

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                  3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (1)

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                  (1) for faster input/output with 4 drives

                  - use drive 3 for all source files

                  - use drive 4 for all output files

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                  (2) only 60Gig used, for Win7 & CS5 MC & MS Office & other smaller programs

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                  Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows paging swap file

                  http://search.microsoft.com/search.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US

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                  I do not use RAID... AVCHD is CPU intensive, not drive intensive like uncompressed, so I have no problems editing without RAID (but, this is for "simple" home videos)

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                  http://www.video2brain.com/en/videos-5353.htm

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                  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/784220?tstart=0

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                  Trying to use only ONE Hard Drive for Video Editing

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                  You are a music conductor, with a baton that you use to point to various parts of the orchestra... this is like Windows pointing to various parts of the hard drive to do Windows housekeeping or to load program segments for various functions

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                  Now, at the same time and with the same hand... while still using the baton to conduct the orchestra... pick up a bow and play a fiddle... this would be doing something with your video file at the same time as all the other work

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                  You as a person cannot do both at the same time with the same hand

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                  A computer is a LITTLE better, in that it can switch from one kind of task to another very quickly... but not quickly enough for EASY video editing

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                  You need AT LEAST two hard drives (separate drives, never a partition http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708 for more) with Windows (or Mac OS) and software on your boot drive, and video files on a 2nd drive so the boot drive is not slowed down by trying to do everything