10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2011 10:35 PM by Powered by Design

    Premiere CS5 constantly freezing & unfreezing


      I've been using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 for about 1 year now and I've never had problems with my hardware not being fast enough to handle my projects.  I am editing 1920x1080 24p video from my 7D.  I only have two video tracks and three audio tracks and the program constantly freezes and unfreezes only to freeze again moments later. The length of the project is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes long.   Does anyone know of any known issues inside of premiere that I might try to speed things up? 


      Here are my computer’s specs:

      Windows 7 Pro 64bit

      Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 2.4GHz

      8GB of DDR2 ram

      Separate 7200rpm hard drive for video files

      NVIDIA Geforce 9600GT


      I know my video car is not combatable with the mercury playback engine, but I feel like the software shouldn’t be freezing with two videos layered.


      I have antivirus software turned off, indexing turned off, internet disabled, and no other programs running.  It seems as though I can open other Premiere projects without the program freezing.  Is it possible one of the video files is causing the program to perform poorly?