5 TIPS for BETTER PERFORMANCE in Premiere Pro


There’s nothing more frustrating than having
a slow computer while you’re editing. And as a creative person, I want to spend
my time on ideas instead of waiting for the things
to happen on my PC. And that is why we’re sharing
five tips today to increase the performance
inside Adobe Premiere Pro. [ TIME SLATE CLAPS ] [ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS ] Hey folks, Jordy here for Cinecom.net
and welcome to creative Tuesday. And like I said before, I want to spend
my day being creative. Now one of the obvious tips is to upgrade your computer for a faster performance. And I’m only going to share one tip
with you around computer hardware. And we’re even going to see this as a bonus,
so after this you’re getting five more software tips. Because if your system is really slow,
even some settings or workflow adjustments would really help
you much further. I’ve been talking very close to Intel recently.
They’re also sponsoring today’s video so thank you, Intel, so much for that.
And it was very interesting to hear from them that they work very close together with Adobe. They actually have an internal team developing
and testing to make sure that their processors gain the best performance and stability
with the Adobe apps. So here are a few things to know
about the processor of your computer. Unlike many people who think that the graphical card is the most important, video editing tools like Premiere Pro
utilize the processor a lot more. And that is why you’ll also see a direct performance increase with having a good processor. Of course, keep in mind if your computer is really old,
a new CPU solely will not really help. Probably, a newer generation CPU
won’t even fit in your old system. Premiere Pro is designed to perform multiple calculations at the same time and that is why you also need to look
for a processor that has the most cores, and not so much at the speed of the processor. Again, a little disclaimer here. Having a ten-core running at only one
gigahertz won’t be so fast. Now, we have talked about this in depth
in a previous video where we guide you through all the components
of a perfect video editing machine. We’ll have a link to it in our description below. The next important factor
is the processor generation. Although it sometimes seems
like an updated processor, it doesn’t really have much difference in speeds, the architecture within has gone
through a big upgrade. And as for Adobe Premiere Pro updates,
it will make use of that new architecture. This results in better stability
and utilization. Now, Intel sent us an entire machine to test out which we’ve been working now with for more than a month, and it’s been absolutely amazing. On our blog you’ll find a complete list
of the components inside which is linked, you can find again
in the description below. Now they have packed the latest
Intel i9-7920X CPU into it. It’s a 12-core running at 2.9 clock speeds. Here is a performance graph while we are exporting
a video from Adobe Premiere Pro. You can see it very good
how it utilizes each core. Of course, we are aware that this is a high-end CPU, and that does not fit within everyone’s budget. That is why Intel also has their i7 and i5 line,
which you can find more information about it by following the first link
in the description below. Alright, that about the hardware. The next tips that I have for you guys
are pure software-related. It will start off with the playback
performance inside Premiere. The first ones might be obvious to some,
this is the playback resolution. If you’re working with high resolution footage
and your computer has trouble playing that back in the timeline,
then set the resolution playback at a half or 1/4. Immediately, you will see that clips
playback a lot better. Now while you are editing, you don’t always need
to playback your clips at maximum quality. So from a tool button you can open up a menu, make sure high quality playback is disabled. Next are overlays. If you use things like safe margins,
then disable them under the same menu to increase your playback performance slightly. And finally, our heavy effects
that you can’t play back. If you would like to view your timeline
quickly without your effects, you can bypass that with a single click. Drag the FX button to your dock and when it’s now enabled you will mute all your applied effects, making playback go smooth again. The second tip are a few things
within Premiere Pro. Head over to the menu, choose edit,
preferences, auto-save. While auto-save is a nice feature,
it is known for giving stability and performance issues. Disable it and try to remind yourself to manually save your project now-and-then. Next, click on the memory tab.
Make sure optimize rendering is set to performance, and allocate enough memory
to Premiere Pro. Finally, we’ll head over to the cache tab. Premiere Pro temporarily writes files
to your hard drive while editing. By default, they are all set
to your operating systems’ hard drive, but it’s best to change their directory to a different drive that you have on your computer and that way both your operating system and the media cache will have the best performance to read and write speeds without
getting any chatters away. The next step is about proxies. Your camera probably records in a heavily
compressed video file format. This means Premiere Pro has to decode them,
which takes up a lot of resources. I’m not going to go too technical on this,
but with a simple setting, you’re able to automatically transcode
your footage into an intermediate codec, which are much more easy to decode
for Premiere Pro. When you start a new project, you can open up
the ingest settings tab and enable ingest. From the drop-down, select ‘create proxies’
and choose one of the CineForm presets. The lower the resolution,
the better performance you will get. Now when you import your footage,
you’ll see Media Encoder opening up and it will trans-code your footage
to that CineForm codec as a copy. Now from your program monitor, you must drag the ‘toggle proxies’ button to the playback bar. With that button, you can choose to which file
your media has to link to. Either to the original media or to the proxies. So now you can do your entire edit on the proxies, which goes much faster. And when you’re ready to export,
you swap it with a click of a button, back to your original footage
to keep the highest quality. You can also generate proxies with any project
you already have created. Simply select all your media files, right click, and go to Proxy. And then hit just ‘create proxies’. The fourth tip might be obvious, but I do want to point it out because it’s a deal breaker. Keep your computer clean. If you’re serious about video editing, then only install the Adobe apps on your system, and don’t install games or other apps
that you don’t need for your editing work. If you do like to play games
and only have one computer, I would suggest to install a second
operating system on a different drive Keep your editing operating system
as clean as possible. Try to keep your operating system
up-to-date as well. Most updates are security fixes, stability,
and performance tweaks. These rules apply for both Mac
and Windows users. A full hard drive is also not good. It will slow down your computer a lot, so try to keep at least 10 or 20 percent free space on any hard drive. For Windows users, I can recommend
to install ‘WinDirStat’. It’s a complete safe and tiny program that locates
the big files on your hard drive from which you can manually delete them. And this is an app that I use for my work,
so it’s something that I need. I also like to play games,
but not on my editing computer. I’ll have a link to this app
in the description below. Finally, our Premiere Pro plugins. You can find many third-party plugins
for Premiere Pro, both free and paid. Bad plugins could give serious performance issues even when you don’t use them. So I would recommend to only install
popular third-party plugins, usually these are paid, that you actually use. Don’t install a plug-in with the though
“Hmm, this might come in handy someday” because then you’re probably never using it and will only affect the performance of Premiere Pro. And finally the last performance tip that I have
for you guys are a couple of tricks that will help if you are editing a large project
with hundreds or even thousands of clips. First of all, click on the tool icon in the timeline
and make sure ‘duplicate frame markers’ is disabled. This is known for giving performance issues
in long timelines. Large projects also take up long to open
and can give serious ability issues. Therefore, it’s advised to break your film project
into multiple Premiere projects. This definitely works well if you have multiple sequences or videos. With the latest Premiere Pro update, you can open up multiple projects and swap media in between and that way your individual projects
could always stay connected. But if you are working on a specific part
in your film or sequence, then do close the other projects
for a performance increase. I’m gonna leave you with a last resource from the Adobe blog, which goes really in-depth about how to speed up rendering,
exporting, and encoding. There’s a bunch of more information in there about how Premiere Pro works under the hood. You can find a link to it in the description
below as well. Thank you so much for watching. Thank you, Intel, for the collaboration, and thank you Adobe for making such awesome tools. And to all of you, stay creative. [ GUITAR AND DRUMS PLAY ]

50 thoughts on “5 TIPS for BETTER PERFORMANCE in Premiere Pro

  1. Bro,edited videos and audios not working ,I'm saved project but some audios& videos not working .. two times I'm exported the videos.just I'm reopen the same file but some videos & audios not working..plz help me .????

  2. Ahh actually i have a workstation for my editing work ., But then if we click on color workspace my premiere Pro starts crashing and it automatically closes …
    Can u help me fix this please

  3. I have intel core 15 laptop with 1.80ghz & 4gb ram.. & no grafics card. It is uncomfortable for editing vdos.. Can i upgrade ram with extra 4gb can edit edit smoothly!?

  4. Do you have input on where to place Video and Audio Previews? Right now, I have a Windows Dell xps 9570 GTX 1050 Ti (and Pr doesn't use the exteranal GPU for some terrible reason, no matter the settings in CUDA and Nvidia app), I have my Media Cache saved onto one external hard drive and I have my project on another hard drive. It still doesn't run seamlessly.

  5. I have a dual Xeon system with 32 cores between multiple processor chips and it has frequent problems with stuttering playback. My other system only has 8 cores and a single processor running at a higher clock speed and it plays much more smoothly.

  6. I won't buy a badass computer for this sponsored by Intel video… get your money from your sponsor, i'd keep my pc anyway

  7. damnet, i dont have a slow pc, i just want you to take note of the performance issues premiere pro has

    -ryzen 5 2400g
    -16gb ram
    -editing on a samsung 2tb m.2 ssd evo 970 plus

  8. i have an i5 on my laptop and it runs regular. but do you know another software better than premier? that uses less cpu?

  9. Jordy! I am Mijan from Bangladesh. You are my boss. Your YouTube tutorial is really helpful for me. Thank you & love you bro…😍

  10. My adobie premier keeps saying it’s low on space/memory, but I have cleared as mush space as I can, and it won’t let me use fx, (like color correction, audio tools). What do I do???

  11. Hi,
    I want build a new pc
    My Usage for Video & photo editing & gaming which pc is best for me (specification) (Budget 30 to 35 k ) please tell me.
    Waiting for your reply 🤔

  12. I set my preferences to 58GB RAM for Adobe, and it is still using max 11GB. Any tips what I can do to make it use more of the available RAM?

  13. I installed a free transitions plug in, didnt get to use it yet, and now a few days later im having insane issues. Even after reinstalling adobe and deleting the plug in. Please help, editing is my full time job now

  14. Only the cpu matters. For premiere.and clock speed is the. Most important. Its better to have the old i7 6700k 4ghz per core than an 8 core 1.9ghz.

  15. Mac Users! There is a program comparable to "WinDirStat" called "Disk Inventory X". It's free. But they take donations.

  16. Amazing video very helpful and straight to the point! Premiere has worked great for me but my last video inexplicably took about 5x longer time export. No idea why! Hoping one of these tips will do the trick!

  17. My computer is giving me so much headach right now.Just the other day it took 2 hrs to Export a 8 min video.I will incorporate all these steps and see if it improves.U r a lifesaver Jordy..love from india 🎈🤘🏻

  18. Jordy you are the best person to go to for how to's, tutorials. Most importantly you will most likely help me so much since I have these system specs:
    Intel Core i3-8130U 2.22 Ghz Boosts up to 3.41 Ghz
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    6 GB Ram
    12 GB Memory
    Very close to 1 Terabyte Hard Drive Disk space

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