Choppy, jerky, jumpy video in edit x5
I’ve been using very happily been using x2 for a number of years to make a lot of movies from my standard definition camera, I’ve loved the programme, and it has generally been able to do everything I wanted, and made for an enjoyable editing process. However, the camera has finally given up and I’m now going down the HD route, and the old x2 version just keeps crashing with any new clips. So I have recently downloaded the trial version of x5 (5 days of trial left), with the intention of trying it out and then purchasing it.
Unfortunately however I have found it to be jerky and jumpy when editing clips together, particularly when using the overlay tracks, the more overlays the worse it gets. This happens when I want to watch the edit, and while the sound runs ok the video just freezes on a frame then jumps ahead a few seconds and freezes etc etc. Impossible to watch and edit to really.
I am using the smart proxy to get the files to a manageable size, and I can see the separate proxy files in explorer. Smart proxy enabled. I have all the acceleration on that can go on (the ”Enable Hardware Encoder Acceleration” is greyed out so I can’t tick it). When I share/render the movie it comes out just fine, so it’s only with the editing process that is jumpy. I’m a bit disheartened as I have really enjoyed x2, and could get good results really quickly, and I enjoyed the editing interface and process with Corel VS, but am now thinking I might need to change to a different video editing programme. I’ve searched the forum for similar issues and found some related posts, but none of the fixes have worked, so I’m wondering if it’s something to do with my computer or the setup. The computer I am using is relatively new, so should have the grunt needed, but who knows. So I’m know writing to the forum to see if anyone has had a similar experience and if anyone can help or offer suggestions so I can get x5 working smoothly. Any help would be much appreciated.
Computer- HP Elitebook 8560w
Everything is just running off the laptop’s hard drive. I’ve installed The CVS x5 Service Pack 1
The project has only two clips – the first from a canon d550 as below
24 bits, 1848 frames
And the other from the net as below
H 264 High Profile Video
24 bits 640x480 4:3
605 Kbps data rate
PAL (25 fps)
24 bits, 720 x 576, 25 fps
Upper Field First
Video data rate: Variable (Max. 8000 kbps)
LPCM Audio, 48000 Hz, Stereo