2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2011 9:25 AM by afrobeater

    Playback issue - advice please

    afrobeater

      Hi there, I have a MacBook Pro 17" 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, and an external G-Tech 250GB drive connected with FW800.

       

      I am running Premiere Pro CS4 on OS X 10.6.6.

       

      I am trying to work with HD video footage shot with a Canon 5D MkII DSLR camera.

       

      Issue:

      When I import the .mov clips (from the ext. drive), and try to play in the source window (using draft quality), the footage plays fine for a few seconds (audio and video), and then the video starts to stutter and stop, while the audio continues normally.

       

      Spotlight is disabled, journaling is turned off on the ext. drive.

       

      I downloaded a trial of Premiere Pro CS5, and still the same problem (even when selecting 1/4 quality in the playback).

       

      I will be very grateful for any advice - is there something I am missing in terms of optimising the performance of my set up? I know it's quite an old MPB but there is plenty of free HD space (int. and ext.) and the  it is really well maintained.

       

      Thanks in advance!