I'm currently editing a 1080p video. Everytime I apply a more sophisticated effect to a clip (e.g. Glow oder Nervous) or add an overlapping transition between clips, playback in the project monitor gets really choppy/laggy... very bad overall.
I'm not expecting a stellar performance from my pretty-old-but-not-THAT-old rig (2 x 2.9Ghz, 4GB RAM, GTS450, Linux Mint 13 x64) and I'm not blaming kdenlive for not performing as well as Premiere (or other expensive commercial video editing suits) - but nevertheless I wonder if there are any ways to improve performance.
- Is this poor performance to be expected? What is considered "normal" performance?
- Is there a way to "dumb down" the video preview? I don't need HD in the project monitor playback window.