2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2013 5:53 AM by JEShort01

    Editing a R3D 4K video in Premiere Pro CS6


      I'm trying to edit a R3D 4K video in PP CS6, but even after I render it the playback is very slow and jerky (jumpy). What can I do to fix this problem?


      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Editing a R3D 4K video in Premiere Pro CS6

          If you are outputting to a regular 1080p monitor, set your playback resolution to 1/4. It will still look beautiful and should play normally.  This is how I edited an R3D 4K commercial without any problems.

          • 2. Re: Editing a R3D 4K video in Premiere Pro CS6
            JEShort01 Level 4

            You should mention what hardware (cpu, memory, drives, graphics card, etc.) you are using. RED media is very demanding and a system that works well for HD may not work well at all for the bigger formats.


            On a system that does not have enough ooomph to playback RED smoothly, even when the lowest playback resolution (1/8th) doesn't help, from the CS6 menu do a Sequence / Render Entire Work Area. This will take a lot longer than the quicker "enter key" render, but may provide much smoother playback on a system that cannot deal with non-rendered media in real-time.


            On a technical note, RED playback without a full render really taxes the CPU(s) of your system - check out Task Manager while playing back. Once you have done a full render, you only need enough drive speed to server the larger, rendered files for playback.