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Getting smooth playback in your projects

Video editing can be very demanding on your system's resources, especially if you are working with high-resolution images or HD videos.
If you are experiencing playback issues, there are a few things you can do to improve performance.

1. Update your software

  • To update  the program, go to "Online Update" in the Help menu.
  • Check whether the latest drivers for your graphics card are installed.

You can find the current drivers provided by the manufacturer of your graphics card at, or 

2. Close background processes

  • Close all background processes and applications before opening the program.

3. Create proxy files

  • Turn on the feature "Automatically generate proxy files" by going to the movie settings (E key) and placing a check mark next to it.

4. Use the lightning bolt icon

  • Turn the lighting bolt button on under the preview monitor to reduce the preview resolution.
  • To access additional performance enhancing options, right-click the lighting bolt button.