Premiere should assess playability of media on import and ask to transcode if slow
In almost every large documentary project I work on with huge amounts of different media there is always some bad media that causes massive playback issues, which is really frustrating when I need to work quickly.
While I like the fact you don't have to transcode everything to a native format like in Avid, therefore avoiding big and expensive workflows, I do think Premiere should assess all media upon import and tell you if it wont be able to play it back well, and if it can't then it should ask you if you'd like to transcode this media to a more premiere friendly format using Encoder, eg Pro Res.
Something like this would help all projects run smoother, without constant lagging and playback issues. Im on an iMac with 32gb RAM, 8gb graphics, 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 - this should be plenty to run Premiere!
That’s an excellent idea.