Fix "Work Area" preview functionality
When I have a Work Area delineated in my composition, I hit Preview (Numpad 0). Currently, under the Preview Panel, I have the Range set to "Work Area" for Numpad 0. I would expect this to then just render preview frames in that Work Area. Instead, it renders those preview frames -- and then continues to render frames until the end of the composition, causing a massive slowdown. I contacted Adobe support and they directed me here.
Thanks for following up, Derrick. I’m going to close this issue as Resolved. If you encounter the problem again, please post back and we can re-open it.
I am struggling to reproduce the error. You are correct, the behavior was consistent with "Work Area Extended by Current Time," but it was set to "Work Area." If you can access it, I had a long conversation with Adobe technical support about this, and they connected to my machine and saw it for themselves. However, their response was "This is by design," before directing me here. If I can reproduce this problem, I'll share it.