I hope this is a simple question. When I import a clip into the background (have SE), it will go along fine and then suddenly freeze. Why does it do that? I hope someone here can help me. Thanks in advance for any help. btw, I have a Mac, plenty of disk space.
thanks for writing back! I'm such a newbie that I don't know how to turn off the emitters. My clips are only 20 to 30 seconds long. I also don't usually push play but rather use the guideline tab at the bottom and move it to where I would like to start adding effects (is that bad?). I don't need to force-quit the program. In fact, I can still add effects although the background clip is frozen. It seems to stop/freeze at around 300 to 400 frames(?). Is this the "stage width" in preference?
Also...sometimes it plays in real time and other in slow motion - why?
How do you turn off the emitters? Also, in preferences...is it better to work in "general" or "openGL".