Does Premiere Pro keep crashing and you have no idea why? Here are some possible solutions to stop this from happening!
Solution #1: Switch to Mercury Playback Engine Software Only
- Open up Premiere pro and go to File -> Project Settings -> General
- Under Video Rendering and Playback, switch the Renderer to Mercury Playback Engine Software Only
Solution #2: Update Premiere Pro
- Open up the Adobe Creative Cloud on your computer and make sure to update Premiere Pro to the latest version.
Solution #3: Delete Media Cache
- Click Premiere Pro -> Preferences -> Media Cache
- Under Media Cache Files, click the Delete button to remove all media cache files.
Solution #4: Alter RAM Usage
- Click Premiere Pro -> Preferences -> Memory
- Make sure that the RAM Reserved for other applications is at the lowest possible GB. You can change this by dragging the number to the left.
Solution #5: Close All Other Applications
- If you have any other applications open, try closing them. This may help reduce crashes.
Solution #6: Use Proxies
- If you’re working with 4K footage, I recommend using proxies.
- Learn how to make proxies by watching this video.