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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Premiere constant freezing

My premiere projects keeps freezing and I can't seem to figure out why. I'm not doing some crazy rendering or anything. Basic edits. I open it, work anywhere from 10-20minutes and it stops working and I have to force quick or the beach ball spins forever. I think it's my 5400 rpm hard drive... I'm running a late 2011 Mac book Pro

Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB

Any clue?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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how big is the project?
how many clips?
how many sequences?

editting from an external drive is always reccomended. But not USB
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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If its not the computer its your clips.
What kind are they?
AVCHD, ProRes, h.264 etc....
Of course it could be the app as well.
But you would need to give us some kind step as to who it freezes.
Ive been using Premiere Pro a lot lately.
buggy mofo :P

I use all the NLEs so please no need to flame
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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Hey MBox, I agree about the clips, that can be a problem too.

I get freaked out when PP has more than 200 clips, sequences, songs, etc in it. The stability gets a little hit and miss at that point.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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Hey thanks for the replies.

I'm editing an acting reel so I'm working with various codecs(as PP edits natively for the most part).

-Got about 5 clips I'm editing from(mp4, avi, h.264, DVCPRo)
-Around 8 sequences

Not a very big project at all, so I started editing from my MBP Hard drive I have a 0 Raid I can work from but I didn't think it would be that necesary with this project. You think it would be much faster or fluid if I worked off the external for such a small project?

Basically, I start editing putting in text and then the source monitor or any window stops responding to the timeline, then the beach ball spins and I have to force quit or it does it forever.

I know 5400 rpm is pretty slow, especially when editing off of the drive and running complex programs but do you think it's the main reason for the issue? I edit much bigger projects with PP cs6 at work and it seems to be fine. I just got the laptop used so I'm still figuring it out.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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Yea you would think that your project is small enough to get by on that but Ive ran into simple 20 min clips that ends up taking up as much resources as a huge project due to problem codecs.
All the codecs you mentioned should have worked so maybe its the mixed codecs that are causing.
Any chance you can convert all clips to one like ProRes?

As far as 5400, thats too slow specially if its the main drive.
Should never work of the main drive even on a Mac Pro.
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