6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2011 5:28 AM by Arve Knudsen

    Should I convert h.264 source video to an easier to decode format?

    Arve Knudsen Level 1

      When including 720p h.264 video clips in a Premiere CS 5.5 project, I notice that playback is far from smooth, when the playback resolution is set to 1/2 in Source Monitor and Program Monitor. If I go down to 1/4, playback is fairly smooth, but it looks pretty bad. Therefore, I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to transcode the h.264 video to a format that's less resource-intensive to decode? If so, which format should I transcode to?