preview file ignores playback quality
I am using preview files (render in to out) to get better playback, and I use high quality prores 422 as my preview format in the sequence settings so I can render previews eventually in the output settings and save time. this works great but one annoying thing - I am working with high resolution, and I set my playback resolution to 1/4 or even 1/8 to get smooth playback and it works, but when it reaches the rendered preview section in the timeline - it's always high quality... meaning I get a jump in resolution, and the playback is still choppy (it's trying to playback high res 422). the playback resolution should force the preview to play at that resolution, seems like an oversight. please address this.
R. Neil Haugen commented
This is so odd of a behavior. For those of us trying to use Smart Previews in PrPro, it means making the preview format 4K or higher at times. So for playback, getting reliable res-dropping as requested is very needed.