Stuttery playback of HD clips

Doc K wrote on 3/27/2012, 8:33 AM
Another video editing software has the feature described below:

Enable HD video processing (shadow file): select this to speed up the editing of high definition video by enabling (THE OTHER SOFTWARE) to process the file faster. Enabling this consumes more CPU resources.

Having tried it, it works really well. Stuttering is totally eliminated, at the cost of lower resolution playback video.

Does VMS have an equivalent feature, or is it just the various preview quality options in the video preview window?


Steve Grisetti wrote on 3/27/2012, 12:36 PM
If what you're talking about is proxy editing, then, no, the program doesn't do this automatically. But there are workarounds for doing it.

I describe one method in my book, available on Amazon, and you can find a number of variations on it by doing a Google search.

Basically, you create a low resolution version of your video, which use for editing. Then you use Replace Footage when you're done editing to swap in the original footage.
Doc K wrote on 3/27/2012, 5:03 PM
What a good idea.

I do not know what proxy editing is. But this other program automatically creates a temp file of the clip, that is much lower resolution than the HD one, and then you edit that, and the editing changes are automatically applied to the real clip. Something like that.

Will your book teach me to be a video editing expert (well, advanced at least)?

What's the name of your book?
Steve Grisetti wrote on 3/27/2012, 6:55 PM
You can find my books by typing my name into's search box.

Meantime, here is my free 8 part Basic Training tutorial series to get you up and running.