I’ve been using Shotcut for about a half a year and despite me having a pretty fast computer (64.0 GB of RAM) it would run slow regardless. It wasn’t until I decided to deactivate the audio waveform that Shotcut began to actually run the way I expected it to. It’s far more speedy than it ever was and it was the one thing that made the biggest difference. I attempted before to use proxy files but they didn’t make anywhere near the kind of difference that it did when I simply deactivated the audio waveform.
When I have the audio waveform activated it would slow down the workflow considerably. I understand there being a slowdown when the audio waveform is first activated because Shotcut needs to build it but after that I don’t expect it to keep slowing down Shotcut so much as it does. This is especially the case when I zoomed in and out of the clips on the Timeline. Not having the audio waveforms on sped up Shotcut so much that I don’t even have to use the proxy files I created.
Is there anyway to have it so that the audio waveforms are not so taxing on Shotcut? I would like to know if this is possible because it would be nice to see the audio waveform on the timeline as it can be useful but if it makes such a difference in speed I’d rather have it off.