The people who use Adobe Premiere Pro might well agree with us that the frequent complaint they have is of laggy playback. But for how long will you suffer from these problems? It can affect your work or projects. It is crucial to remain aware of your computer’s hardware, especially when we talk about editing 4K videos or videos with plenty of effects. And what if the application stops responding in the middle of the project? Your task will hamper.
In this article, we will cover a few tips that will surely improve the speed of your adobe premiere pro. So without any further delay, find what those tips are!
Turn on GPU acceleration
The first thing to do if you are facing any lag is to turn on the graphics processing unit (GPU) acceleration. How to do that? Go to the “Project settings” and check the option of “renderer.” Ensure that it is set to graphics processing unit acceleration. In case the option of GPU acceleration is not available, update your graphics card drivers. If still, it doesn’t work, it means the premiere pro might not be supporting your graphics card.
Save the cache files to Solid-state drives (SSD)
- Experts advise saving the media cache files and scratch disk files to SSD, especially to an internal SSD. This will give you the best playback performance. In case you are using an external SSD, ensure that it is rated for USB 3.0 and plug it into a USB 3.0 port.
- How to change the cache file location? Go to “preferences,” then “media cache,” and change the location.
- Changing the location of the scratch disk can also resolve the issue. For this, click on “project settings” and then “scratch disks.” You can get more ideas here if you are still unsure and not able to do it. Remember that you have to check and set the settings of the scratch disk for every new project.
Adobe Premiere Pro autosaves the projects that you are working on. And frequent autosaves sometimes lead to slowing down your system. Moreover, it sometimes results in crashing the adobe applications. Hit the “preferences” button and then “autosave” to turn it off.
Lower Playback resolution
You might be already aware of this aspect, but do you know that it drastically impacts the speed of this software? You will witness a preview window in the bottom right corner. Here, adjust the settings to 1/2 or 1/4. Additionally, do not forget to disable the option of “high-quality playback.” You will see a “wrench” icon just next to the “resolution setting.” Click on “wrench” and see if the “high-quality playback” is unchecked. If it is not, uncheck it.
To sum it up all
Facing lags and freezes while working on any software is quite normal. But if you are facing it repeatedly, then you should do something about it. You can’t let it affect your work or projects. Keeping this in mind, try taking help of the methods as mentioned above, and you will surely get away with the issues you are facing. At last, may you create compelling videos with this excellent video editing application.