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  • Bret Hampton

    October 23, 2021 at 12:38 am


    More details are helpful, like how much ram, drive size, type, etc.

    I suspect you’re underpowered as set up. One alternative is create proxies as you seem to be in 6k which is a lot for a laptop to handle.

    I don’t use Mac to edit, so I suggest you join our Facebook Premiere group. Lots of pros there on Macs. Ask for Kyle.


  • Bret Hampton

    October 10, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Rowdy’s right

    You don’t mention file codec, HD, 4K, etc. H264 files don’t play as well on some systems for example.

    What drives, HD or SSD? That affects playback. Also try assigning your Cache to a separate SSD.

    Clean the cache between projects

    Set PP playback windows to 1/2, 1/4 resolution. That improves playback although not as sharp.

    And remember audio files are tiny compared to video. I’d expect them to work better than video, esp with 64g ram

    However system setup is the most important factor, then proxies if that isn’t sufficient.

  • Bret Hampton

    October 3, 2021 at 5:58 pm


    I don’t know of any way to get that version since Adobe doesn’t offer it anymore. I believe it’s strictly installed through Creative Cloud, not from disc, so unless someone still has it and loaned to you then not possible. Also Adobe would check your subscription before authorizing that installation.

    However you should be able to convert those files using one of several apps like VLC, Handbrake, etc.

  • Bret Hampton

    September 24, 2021 at 9:16 pm


    My friends on Adobe Premiere Pro Editors on Facebook answer such issues all the time. Lots of Mac users there who can help.

    Kyle Koch runs the group. You’re welcome to mention me.

    First thing is check the archive as it’s likely someone had same issue and it’s solved.


  • Bret Hampton

    September 15, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    -20db is normal for video/audio.

    Music folks often like -14.

    However -20 is most common. Just be consistent

  • Bret Hampton

    August 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm


    This has happened to me. Often it’s a result of a damaged file at that point or some probleme with it.

    One solution is to mark that spot in/out then render and make sure it’s green. When you export, click “Use Previews”.

    If that doesn’t work, try re-importing the clip, or open the clip in a new sequence, render that and re-import.

    Or import the Quicktime and export that as H264.

    Finally, if you’re using NVIDIA GPU acceleration, change to software only.

    Sometimes you just have to try different settings.

  • Bret Hampton

    August 23, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    The easiest way to do it is make a new Adjustment layer over your clip (or duplicate your clip and add to that).

    Then go to Video Effects/Obsolete/Opacity and add Opacity. In the Effect window you can keyframe the effect.

    Since it’s an obsolete effect then likely it’s been updated and incorporated into Essential Graphics but I haven’t tried it.

  • Bret Hampton

    August 15, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Emre

    My suggestion is use Adobe Media Encoder and output the footage at 25fps. It should play correctly.

    I suggest using Apple ProRes HQ which will play well in After Effects.

    Instead of saying you want to “reduce the frame rate” rather what you’re doing is converting to another format that plays the same visual speed.

    Best of luck.


  • Bret Hampton

    August 10, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    I think Premiere is more accurate than YouTube. However I only have limited experience with either this way. I usually create subs and captions myself.

    My tests on Premiere showed it does caps as well as periods.

    Premiere sends the audio to their AI, Sensei for processing, which supposedly helps accuracy.

    Like any voice recognition program it has some trouble with idioms, name spellings. But so do the court reporters I work with.

    I don’t expect any AI software to work perfectly, they’re not there yet and might not ever.

    But for free, it’s fantastic.

  • Bret Hampton

    August 2, 2021 at 11:22 pm


    I use my HP Z800 on PP 15.4 (latest version) and it runs fine. IMO Xeon is a higher level processor than i7.

    I constantly edit simple H264 videos without converting.

    For general programs with titles/effects I usually transcode to ProRes, works fine.

    Let me know if I can answer more specifics but you should be fine.

    Just make sure to keep your OS updated as well as NVIDIA drivers, clean your cache between project or just as a general practice.

    I run a separate SSD for cache only.

    Also check out Facebook group Adobe Premiere Pro Editors, moderated by Kyle Koch, not the other ones. This is a group filled with pros like us and you’ll often get more and faster answers there.


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