8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2017 10:12 AM by swing30

    Problem: Playback Speed Increased

    curbyoursarcasm

      Hello, i'm running Premiere Elements 15, which i bought just yesterday. I was editing a video perfectly fine last night, I updated some of my mobo drivers today and now the project I started last night will only play at about x2 speed. I can't get it to slow down to normal speed. I haven't been able to find any hotkeys that changes the speed of play back.

       

      I have tried restarting my computer and starting a brand new project but nothing I do fixes it. I have tried playing the video in VLC and it plays just fine.

       

      I'm running Windows 10, intel i7-2600K @ 3.40Ghz, 16GB ram, Asus mobo.

      Whatever information you need me to provide in order to solve this problem I will.

        • 1. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
          whsprague Level 4

          What is the source and specifications of the video footage?

          • 2. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
            curbyoursarcasm Level 1

            I won't be able to get a detailed answer to you until Monday but it's a 1080p 60fps MP4 video.

             

            For source and spec can I just get that info from looking at it in premiere?

            • 3. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              Most likely this video has a variable frame rate. That's how that type of video often manifests itself.

               

              Video with variable frame rates is often from sources other than camcorders -- this would include FRAPS, SnagIt and other screen recording apps.

              • 4. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
                whsprague Level 4

                curbyoursarcasm wrote:

                 

                I won't be able to get a detailed answer to you until Monday but it's a 1080p 60fps MP4 video.

                 

                For source and spec can I just get that info from looking at it in premiere?

                Premier Elements will give only minimal file information.  It assumes that the source is a "normal" camera of some sort.  The usual way to look into video file details is with a shareware program called "Mediainfo".  Another program that maybe useful is "Handbrake".  If your footage does come from a non-camera source and has a variable frame rate, Handbrake may be able to convert it to something useable.

                 

                Bill

                • 5. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
                  curbyoursarcasm Level 1

                  It is from a non camera source. I streamed gameplay to YouTube, then downloaded the video from YouTube and was planning on editing it to then reupload to YouTube.

                   

                  I can't see if the frame rate is variable right now so if you know if stuff from YouTube is then I need to know what the solution is.

                  • 6. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
                    whsprague Level 4

                    curbyoursarcasm wrote:

                     

                    It is from a non camera source. I streamed gameplay to YouTube, then downloaded the video from YouTube and was planning on editing it to then reupload to YouTube.

                     

                    I can't see if the frame rate is variable right now so if you know if stuff from YouTube is then I need to know what the solution is.

                    Wow!  What an interesting procedure!

                     

                    Without knowing anything about the format in the upload stream to YT and the download capture method, it will be hard to guess what to do.  If I were to guess, my first attempt would be to use Handbrake to "normalize" what you've downloaded. 

                     

                    There may be some YT downloader programs that put YT's into a more editable form.

                     

                    Interesting project!  Good luck with it.

                    • 7. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
                      whsprague Level 4

                      You got my curiosity up!  I have a program on my computer that I use for downloading YT's.  My understanding is that if it is for personal use and not for sharing, I am not breaking copyright agreements.  Specifically, if I find a YT tutorial I want to watch when I don't have internet (like on an airplane) I will put a copy on my computer.

                       

                      The program I use is the free version of "YTD Video Downloader".   Be careful if you install it because it will add extras to your computer that you probably don't want.

                       

                      Since I had a couple on my computer already, I opened a Premier Elements 15 project to see what would happen.  I added one of my tutorial copies and it works fine.   Perhaps YTD Video Downloader makes a more usable to Premier Elements MP4 file.

                       

                      Bill

                      • 8. Re: Problem: Playback Speed Increased
                        swing30

                        I have a similar issue. I am recording capture from Microsoft Lifecam (webcam) through Premiere Elements onto Windows 10 laptop. It seems to record ok (audio is from a Zoom H4N) except that there is a a yellow caution triangle and says "no device control. On playback the video is twice the speed of the audio, which sounds fine.