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« on: September 26, 2015, 12:56 »
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I thought I had a decent computer.  It's an 6 core i7 3.3Ghz with 16GB memory.  It is choppy reading these files off an SSD or RAID5.  I'm trying to view them in Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5, QuickTime or even the built in Windows 10 viewer.  It starts off choppy, but not too bad, then gets worse, leading me to think the disk read is the problem.

Any suggestions?  Do people still use RAM drives?  Better or newer software?

Thanks for any help


« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 13:15 »
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I would reduce the size and upload to YouTube or Vimeo, and view from there.

« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 17:28 »
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I suppose I could just reduce the size and view it directly on my computer without bothering with uploading it to YouTube or Vimeo.

Let me add I'd like to know if newer versions of Premiere do a better job with 4k video.  I'm curious about Elements, but there's no way to try it without buying it, and I'm not sure how much audio editing I can do (I often need to dehiss).

« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 01:04 »
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With over a hundred people viewing this thread and no real good answer so far, I'll go ahead and report what I've found.  The new Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is like night and day compared to Premiere Pro 5.5.  Totally smooth both in source and output. 

Unfortunately, I usually work on stock videos in fits and spurts, so I don't think the annual subscription model is going to work out for me.  I'm looking into PowerDirector since Premiere is clearly overkill for simply trimming and doing a few corrections for stock video.  I'll just stay with Premiere 5.5 for my non stock related YouTube shenanigans. 

Any opinions on PowerDirector?

« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 02:28 »
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I thought I had a decent computer.  It's an 6 core i7 3.3Ghz with 16GB memory.  It is choppy reading these files off an SSD or RAID5.  I'm trying to view them in Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5, QuickTime or even the built in Windows 10 viewer.  It starts off choppy, but not too bad, then gets worse, leading me to think the disk read is the problem.

Any suggestions?  Do people still use RAM drives?  Better or newer software?

Thanks for any help

U're 4k clips should run  smoothly !? that's something wrong with u're PC. I have the same config with 32 GB memory  not a desktop but a laptop ( Asus Rog i7 2,5 Ghz, 32 Gb memory, Gtx 860M ,SSD and Premiere Pro 5.5) and all my 4k clips r running fine. Maybe a memory upgrade will help u a lot and check if you activated Mercury playback engine for u're video card...

« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2015, 08:07 »
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Thanks for the info.  Good point on the memory.

I do have the GPU hardware acceleration activated (had to edit a file to add in my GPU).  I've tried it both with Hardware acceleration and Software.  The Software starts lagging even faster.

If getting more memory helps, I'll report it here.

« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2015, 09:51 »
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I thought I had a decent computer.  It's an 6 core i7 3.3Ghz with 16GB memory.  It is choppy reading these files off an SSD or RAID5.  I'm trying to view them in Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5, QuickTime or even the built in Windows 10 viewer.  It starts off choppy, but not too bad, then gets worse, leading me to think the disk read is the problem.

Any suggestions?  Do people still use RAM drives?  Better or newer software?

Thanks for any help

I had a similar problem with W7 Pro, when attempting to check 4K files (with all players). The only way to make sure everything was right was to produce an HD version.

On the other hand, the new W10 viewer is great, all my 4K videos run smooth!
Major improvement! (my VLC player improved as well, but it is still choppy)

FYI, the video files are on a RAID 5 unit, I'm running W10 Pro from an SSD, I7-4790K@4.4MHz, 32GB RAM, and no dedicated video card.

« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 00:03 »
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Do you mean the Windows Movies & TV app?  Doesn't work so well for me.

I've tried Power Director 14, Premiere Pro CS6 and the current Premiere Elements.

Power Director and Premiere Pro CS6 were still choppy.  Premiere Elements wouldn't let me output at my full resolution of 4096 x 2160.  Only went to 3840 x 2160.

So far only Premiere Pro CC lets me preview unmodified clips and edit them smoothly.  I'd really rather stay away from subscription.

Any other suggestions?

« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 10:35 »
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Use VLC, Seems to be the best at video viewing. My config is way less than yours but my clips run fine

« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2016, 04:01 »
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I use QuickTime, VLC, and Movist (better than VLC) on a MacBook Pro i7 with 16 MB of RAM and I have not any problem to read 4k videos.

« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2016, 08:33 »
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One advice, what software are you all using to edit and manage your clips (HD, 4K). I'm yet to find a lightroom type software for video.


 

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