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  • Fri, Jan 3 2020 12:48 PM

    • Addi
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    Media composer is very slow

    Hello,

    Im new to media commposer and having trubles while cutting and edditing my project - when playing a video (source or timeline) the video can get very laggy, sometimes MC will get stuck (but my mouse will still work).

    Im working on a desktop - win 7 pro, intel  i5, 6500, 3.2GHz, 16gb RAM, geforce GT 1030, SSD drive.
    using version 2019.12, quality - 1080i/50, codec DNxHD120, video quality set to best performance.
    at the moment my material is 1280 x 720 at 29.934 fps 

    Things I've tried and didn't help:
    updating drivers for graphic card 
    opening a new project
    Working in lower resolution (720p/50, 25p PAL)
    different codecs (DNxHD85, DNxHD25)


    What else can I try?

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  • Fri, Jan 3 2020 1:26 PM In reply to

    • Leo Baker
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    Re: Media composer is very slow

    Hello Addi,

    I think the root cause is the i5 CPU processor, I am also getting lag in the Media Composer 2019 releases on my older HP Z800 with 2x quadcore processors and 96GB of system memory with a gtx 970 4GB graphica card. On the Mac pro 6.1 with newer i7 cpu it is smooth. So I can only imagine the new 2019 versions of Media Composer needs a higher CPU.

    Hope that helps.

     

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    Re: Media composer is very slow

    Leo Baker:

    Hello Addi,

    I think the root cause is the i5 CPU processor, I am also getting lag in the Media Composer 2019 releases on my older HP Z800 with 2x quadcore processors and 96GB of system memory with a gtx 970 4GB graphica card. On the Mac pro 6.1 with newer i7 cpu it is smooth. So I can only imagine the new 2019 versions of Media Composer needs a higher CPU.

    Hope that helps.

    Leo

    Absolutely agree with Leo on this...... i5's have been taken off the certified list and have been for a while now.  2019.x and higher will need a beefier CPU in order to run properly.  I am surprised you can even use it quite frankly.

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  • Fri, Jan 3 2020 2:17 PM In reply to

    • Addi
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    Re: Media composer is very slow

    Thank you Leo and Marianna.

     

  • Sun, Jan 12 2020 3:58 PM In reply to

    • Addi
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    Re: Media composer is very slow

    Could you recommand which version should I use untill I will have a stronger comuter?

     

  • Sun, Jan 12 2020 4:06 PM In reply to

    • Leo Baker
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    Re: Media composer is very slow

    Hello Addi,

     

    I would suspect the last 2018 releases of Media Composer would work better. When you login with your Avid account, look at download center under your account www.avid.com it's at the bottom of the page. From here you'll be able to find the last 2018 releases which are still actively updated (not for newer operating systems though). But maybe worth checking the read me for i5 computers are supported. I'll take a look as well.

     

    Hope that helps. 

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Leo

     

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  • Sun, Jan 12 2020 8:21 PM In reply to

    • Addi
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    Re: Media composer is very slow

    Thanks Leo, I'll try it, but couldnt find any notes about i5 in the readme for 2018.x

     

     

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