Timeline sluggish when waveform is visible.
When waveform is visible scrolling the timeline is choppy and sluggish. I would rather Adobe prioritise performance over new features. Far more people use audio waveforms for pacing than content aware fill. Make AE run fast and stable, please.
Ignatz Johnson Higham commented
Hi, to give more information:
AE version 17.1.2 (Build 37)
Windows 10 version 2004
Nvidia RTX 2070 super
Hardware Accelerate composition is enabled
The length of the comp and audio don't seem to make a difference, but typically I'm working with only a few minutes at most.
I've uploaded a screen capture of the issue, as you can see as soon as the waveform is visible scrolling the timeline by either holding down spacebar, grabbing the scroll bar or 'zoom bar' it is really choppy.
Thank you for reporting this issue. We've seen this behavior reported by other customers as well, but we've been unable to reproduce it on our end to see about addressing the slowdown. Would you be able to provide more information about the sluggishness you're experience when showing waveforms?
- What version of After Effects are you using?
- Are you using Windows or macOS?
- What GPU does your machine use?
When you make waveforms visible and the timeline becomes choppy:
- Do you have "Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, and Footage Panels" enabled in Preferences > Display?
- What is the length of the composition and the audio file?
Thanks very much for any additional information you can provide. Every bit helps us to get a better handle on the problem and potential solutions.
- John, After Effects Engineering Team