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  • Wed, May 23 2012 5:03 AM

    • PDXDiamond
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    Playing back video while editing

    I am a beginning video editor.

    When I import the video I want to edit, I am unable to get it to play smoothly.  It skips like a scratched DVD.

    Does anyone know why? Can I get some suggestions as to how to fix it?

    Thank you.  Any help would be appreciated.

  • Wed, May 23 2012 7:51 AM In reply to

    Re: Playing back video while editing

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  • Wed, May 23 2012 8:04 AM In reply to

    • Moses.M
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    Re: Playing back video while editing

    Perhaps disc speed or CPU. take a look at your timeline after you played your video.

    The render dot colors are explained in Understanding Effect Icon Color Coding in the MC help.  The colors listed there are green (real-time if your system can do it) and blue (non real-time).  I've never seen a yellow dot, and I think orange went away, but I can't remember exactly when.

    For a full explanation of the bars in the timeline, take a look at Understanding Real-Time Playback Information in the Timeline in the MC help.  It explains what each of the colors mean, and what you can do about them.  The short version is:

    Red - frames were dropped during playback.  Area should be rendered.

    Yellow - playback challenged - CPU

    Blue - playback challenged - disk


    do you see red / yellow / blue lines in the timeline window?

    further information would be necessary to help:
    - system specs
    - MC version
    - what kind of footage do you import
    - which codec do you use 


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