Previewing Methods

Because previews are a result of processing video and audio, they can take time. The amount of time it takes to render a preview depends upon the complexity of the effect, the size of the source files, and the speed of your computer. Your project settings—frame size, audio quality, frame rate, and so on—also influence the processing time.

Premiere offers several different previewing methods. Each method represents a different compromise between seeing the effect right away and seeing it at full playback speed:

Scrubbing the Edit Line previews effects right away, but only as you manually drag the edit line, not at the project’s frame rate.

Preview to Disk previews effects at the project’s frame rate by rendering effects to ...

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