Issues with Premiere’s preview and playback – specs are fine
I’ve recently started having a pretty horrid issue on Premiere where my sequences would struggle more and more with showing previews. Specifically, they are the preview on the program monitor – the source monitor works just fine, even if nothing was done to the video track (shown as is).
The problem gets so bad, that a simple 3 seconds cross dissolve cannot show in playback when i hit play on the timeline.
I suspect the hardware is not the issue, because i maintain my hardware and it works perfectly fine on anything else i’m using my computer for. Also in the past i used this system to edit 10bit 4k no proxies without a single issue or lag.
Intel i7 10700
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
DDR4 Ram 64 GBs (16×2 Corsair, 16×2 Kingston)
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
The files i’ve been trying to edit are 1080p Zoom recordings – so my one suspicion would be with the compression of these files, but in the past i’ve never had any issues such as that, and as i mentioned above, the source monitor works just fine, it is the preview that’s causing problems.
I’ve recently tweaked my system’s cache folders and storage efficiency so my first instinct was to say that i somehow fucked Premiere up with doing that – but i have no idea how could that be possible considering i haven’t really done anything to any premiere files, and that I tried deleting media cache from my Roaming folder so Premiere should be able to write new files with no problem.