we need more of your specs info. How much RAM in your system? What type of media drives? What type of media are you working with?
16GB DDR3 installed. Thats the laptops upper limit. But I usually don´t see Premiere go to that limit.
The media type of this specific project is mostly H.264 MPEG4.
Same things happens to me with i.e. 4k 'mov' from the Phantom 4
Too bad I am not able to force the crash. After restart I can view and scrub clips that 'caused' the crash a few minutes ago
H264 takes a lot pf CPU power. You said that you also experience problems if you transcode. So have you transcoded the Phantom 4 footage to pro-res of DNxHR? And if so, you still have issues? That would truly be odd since those two codecs are edit friendly codecs that should allow for smooth playback on virtually any system.
Don't use H264 to edit with. Always transcode H264 to an edit friendly codec or you may end up spending a lot of time on these forums attempting to troubleshoot.
I really doubt that I have a performance issue of any kind. The is CPU cores are usually below 20% with some spikes (except for transcoding or building the cache). I don´t experience high lagging during my edits. Things get a little slow on multiple layers with color grading though.
Transcoding seems to be recommended here, so I will try that one more time and see how it goes. I think I will end up with a frozen Premiere like the last time. H264 isn't edit-friendly by design, thats for sure. But I remember times when I had no freezes on editing H264 native. That was on Adobe CS .. though.
Thanks for your help so far. I will come back with the latest news