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What is your source material? What hard drives are you using? What speed? What setup?
Did you render?
My source material is DV tapes in putted into premiere via firewire.
Hard drive where DV files are stored is a sata 400GB. E;
Hard drive where premier pro cs3 is stored is 200GB. D:
Both hard drives have over 40% space free & both run at 7200 rpm.
Windows XP Plus SP2
2 GB Ram
Intel Core 2 CPU
Premiere Pro CS3
3 x monitors, 2 main monitors running from a NVidia GeForce 7300 GS graphics card (latest drivers) & one monitor running from an older Hercules graphics card.
I have tried turning off monitors 2 & 3 but this made no difference.
I have a project saved in premiere that has 3 camera shots & the project is all set up so that when it opens the multi camera window opens.
Upon opening the project & clicking play in the multi camera window, play back starts & is perfect. No freezes or jerks.
However as soon as I click stop once, or scroll through the clip & then click play again the jerkiness starts.
The jerkiness is pretty symmetrical
2 seconds (almost to the millisecond) of smooth playback
Approx 1 second of freeze frame.
Then 2 seconds
The 1 second freeze
Any suggestions, have tried loads of things today, stopping the cti running, changes to memory, various options within premier but nothing has made any difference & I feel with my system I should be able to achieve smooth playback as I do when I first run the project?
Did you render?
Sorry what is render, I thought you rendered when you make the final film file, can you elaborate on this & tell me how to do this?
Okay rendered the multicam track but this made no difference, now rendering the source track...
Ok just an update, rendering made no difference, still a very jerky playback.
I wish there was someway of starting up XP so that nothing at all would load in the background... Any ideas anyone?
There are hundreds of startup managers.... Google.
Advanced Windows Care Personal has a nice built-in one...
"msconfig" is the standard built-in startup modifier.
Seem to have gone off topic a bit with my comment on start up manager, what I meant was I wish there was a way to run XP, when your about to do some intensive video editing, in such a manner as to by pass all normal start up progs & drivers for that one session & then back to normal on the next session.
But that was a side comment, anyone got any other ideas on my jerky monitor problem, please?
(Aside continued: - The thing about startup programs and such is that they normally run when you "start up" the computer. They don't easily lend themselves to a temporary shutdown for sensitive tasks.)
Anyone got any ideas on my jerky playback problems?
Simon, Jim and I have shown you the way check what processes are running and kill them.
Are your hard drives internal?
Sorry Howard but I don't follow, what way did you show me?
Ctrl + Alt + Del & have shut down every running program that wasn't needed, my hard drives are internal, video footage is stored on a E: sata drive.
Have tried this from a clean boot.
CPU speed fluctuating around the 40% mark when this multi cam jerkiness is happening. I need a solution as I can't work with the software like this?
Maybe you could try this:
Go to start/run
In startup click on deactivate all, go to service tab and check Hide all microsoft services and click deactivate all, restart.
Doing this remove everything running in background.
Seems that what you asked.
Mmm am just trying the disable all in msconfig, not a very ideal solution long term but worth a try to see if this gives me an indication of what is causing the problem.
If this fails I shall install a fresh copy of Vista, load premiere on it & see if that does the trick & if so save just that lot as an acronis image. Grr hassles.
Unfortunately Msconfig & stopping all start up services didn't make any difference.
XP booted up, barely anything running, I fired up premiere & loaded my project & as always jerky jerky jerky.
What can possibly be wrong with my system to give me all this grief. I'm just dl the Maxon benchmarking utility, I'll post up my stats here later on see if my system might be below spec for some reason although I very much doubt it.
Premiere Pro CS3
Intel Dual Core Processors
maybe just try to put only one screen and try like this, maybe a driver corrupted, setting of playback to check also.
it's a well known problem. a decent number of people with very fast and clean systems report this, myself included. try to find the thread about it in the windows discussion forum.
It's a well known problem? Really?
Mmm not happy to hear this but happy that it's not my system letting me down.
So is it a well known problem to everyone using the multicam window or is just a well known problem to users with a specific PC setup?
Will try & find the topic your referring to in the windows section but if you could post a link here as well would be appreciated. Thanks.
ah found it - http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?128@@.3bc46324
Hey Simon... I am having the same problem with this. can you tell me how you solved this jerky playback in multi-camera monitor?
tminchew at msn.com
ok... I think I have a solution after much thought. I defragged my computer and it really got better. make sure you note the files that could not be moved after defragmentation.
this may not be your solution, but it was mine.