You cannot render them for preview as they already run native.
You do can lower the playback resolution in both monitors as your machine can probably not handle the uncompressed files.
You will find the settings under the rgb coloured button.
Unfortunately that didnt help, I set it down to 1/4th size (lowest it would go) and it still was stuttering during those clips.
Best answer I can think of is to make an effect with .001 opacity across the whole project to juke adobe into thinking all clips need preview rendering. This offends me as a human being, hopefully someone has a better solution.
Welcome to the forum.
Can you give us the full specs. of your computer, and especially the GPU (make model), plus the installed video driver? The more detail, the better.
Hi Bill, thanks for your welcome and your help. Here's my computer specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 540
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/25/09 12:43:46 Ver: 0.0.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6144MB RAM
Page File: 6539MB used, 5745MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
Chip type: GeForce GTS 240
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 3817 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1001 MB
Shared Memory: 2815 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: SONY TV
Monitor Id: SNYEA01
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.6658 (English)
Driver Version: 188.8.131.5258
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/7/2011 20:27:00, 12859496 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0607
SubSys ID: 0x073610DE
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Driver Strong Name: oem58.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section005:184.108.40.20658:pci\ven_10de&dev_0607
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
D3D9 Overlay: Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
Footage type and source?
Footage is 720p, 60fps, recorded HDMI input on a capture card, stored in a JPEG codec of some kind (not sure how to find the exact name of the codec)
Use MediaInfo. Post a report on one of the files using the Text View mode.
I suspect you are trying to edit these off a single drive (maybe your system drive), and it's just not fast enough to maintain smooth playback.
Thanks Colin, here is my info:
Complete name : K:\final\1 Introductory\3 Tree Run.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 56.4 MiB
Duration : 7s 567ms
Overall bit rate : 62.5 Mbpsve
ID : 0
Format : JPEG
Codec ID : MJPG
Duration : 7s 567ms
Bit rate : 60.7 Mbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 60.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:2
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 1.098
Stream size : 54.7 MiB (97%)
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Codec ID/Hint : Microsoft
Duration : 7s 567ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 1.39 MiB (2%)
Interleave, duration : 946 ms (56.75 video frames)
I am editing it off a seperate hard drive, an external harddrive connected via USB. So that could very well cause it.
I'd like to keep editing it there though, if there's some way I could tell premiere to cache the files even though they look like an agreeable format...