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  • How to pre-render multicam tracks in Premiere Pro?

  • Igor Andrade

    February 8, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I am relatively new using Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas wore before, I’m adapting …

    I am trying to edit a multicam 4 tracks, my computer is not the best (i5 – 4gb ram – 1gb randeon) but in Vegas I always managed to edit, and even more tracks …

    My current problem is: how can I pre-render the video tracks in a low resolution so I can edit without lag?
    (in Vegas there is a tool called Dynamic RAM preview, when I pressed SHIFT + B and he pre-render all tracks in the desired quality so I could edit without lag… is there any similar option in the premiere?

    every time I try to pre-render tracks in premiere it does not pre-render all tracks, and multicam monitor shows the video in real Resolution … causing much lag.

    someone could give me a hint?

  • Nils Welter

    February 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    You Can change the playback resolution in source and program monitor from full to 1/2 or 1/4. This can help.
    That feature is only for Speed up realtime playback. If you render or Export, it will ne done in full rez.

    Nils Welter
    Adobe Certified Instructor – Premiere Pro

    CBC Cologne Broadcasting Center
    Cologne, Germany

  • Igor Andrade

    February 8, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Even in 1/4 it has much lag, i tried to set sequence preview resolution in 240p… but in the multicam monitor premiere does not follow de sequence preview resolution =/

  • Shane Ross

    February 9, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Adobe is a RAM and Processor hog. If you want smooth playback, especially of native media…you need a beefy machine with fast processors, lots of RAM, and a good graphic card. Editing will be easier if you convert your footage to low res proxy…not render…convert. Not sure how to do this and then relink later….Premiere isn’t as suited to that as Avid and FCX are.

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  • Tero Ahlfors

    February 9, 2015 at 4:52 am

    [Shane Ross] “Not sure how to do this and then relink later….Premiere isn’t as suited to that as Avid and FCX are.”

    Make the media offline and relink. It isn’t that hard really.

  • Tim Dutton

    October 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    You need to use Proxy Video files. Proxies are smaller video files that play back smoothly in high-demand editing, or with less capable computers. You turn on proxy view for speedy editing, then switch back to full-res for export. Premiere does this automatically.

    This will show you how:

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  • Vladimir Kuharik

    June 3, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Hello, IDK if this would help someone but here is how I do this:

    Lets say we have 3 cams and one audio.

    – 1 sync all three cams with one audio
    – 2 nest three cams (audio doesnt have to be nested with these cams)
    – 3 open that nested sequence
    – 4 nest EACH of these cams into separate new sequence
    – 5 export every sequence as low res video
    – 6 import those low res videos after export
    – 7 put those low res videos on top into their corresponding sequence we created in step 4
    – 8 edit multicam
    – 9 delete low res videos before export
    – voila 🙂

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