Hopefully simple question about fps playback in timeline

I'm working with a few different video clips in a project. 60 fps or more play smoothly but the 30 fps video is extremely choppy in the timeline. Once exported all the videos joined play nicely but I'm curious if there's something I can do to make the lower frame rate clips play smoothly in the timeline too, not just the output.


  • Playback smoothness will partly depend on your system specs (which you didn't list), but also on whether or not you transcoded your footage into something editing-friendly for HitFilm to digest. If you’re not familiar with transcoding, I strongly suggest watching this video by @Triem23 . It talks about why transcoding is important, and shows several ways to do it using various tools.


  • Thanks for the response Clever Tagline. I'm using an Dell XPS-15. I will check out that video when I'm in the right head space. Hopefully I'll be able to understand all that stuff eventually.

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