Lovely Premiere people, I am flummoxed. Please help!
I have 1-1/2 hr interview, A (4 files)& B Cam(7 files), shot in 4K. We're finishing in 1920x1080, so I want to transcode this footage from the get go, instead of working with proxies. I have done this - Pro Res 444 codec, stereo audio - and these files will not play more than 2 seconds w/o freezing, both in Source monitor, and timeline. Pulling into timeline and rendering takes forever.
B-roll for this project was shot natively in 1920x1080, and plays just fine.
I've cleared Media Cache, have 20% of storage free, copied the files to a different drive.
Well, you've encoded to the highest quality ProRes there is...very high data rate. What are you playing these files from? You'll need a fast 2-4 drive RAID array for that quality...connected via Thunderbolt 2 at least. Single drives can't handle this high a data rate file...and it'll be too much for USB3