enter image description hereI have the preview resolution set to quarter, frame skip set to 5 and yet After Effects is previewing at full resolution constantly. I have tried changing the settings through the sidebar and the bar under the preview.

I have purged the RAM, cache, etc. several times and even re-opening the program does not help.

The preview is indeed set to 'Adaptive resolution'. This is making the preview playback impossible since my footage is 4K.

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Quarter of 4K is still 1080. Depending on your rig it still might chug thru playback. I would look into proxies as they are pretty quick to set up and would drastically improve workability.


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