Image trigger pausing video playback

I am playing a video (HAP codec, 1080p) on my Layer1. When I trigger an image (JPEG, 4k) on Layer2, the video on Layer1 freezes for around half a second. This doesn’t happen when I trigger a video on Layer2, or it happens but only few frames that doesn’t bother me.

If I render that still image as a 4k video file, triggering that one doesn’t freeze the video either!

What could be the reason for that and could there be a way to avoid it?

I tried preloading but that caused other problems because of the large amount of media I have I guess.

I recorded a demonstration of the problem here:

What are your system specifications?

MBP 15.4 SPACE GRAY 2018
PROCESSOR 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
GRAPHICS Radeon Pro Vega 20
MEMORY 32GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory

A few things to try.

Make two media bins, and only pre-load your image media. Based on your other posts, I would also try converting from 300 dpi to 72 dpi, since you are not printing these images.

Making two media bins seems to work as a way around the problem. Thanks.

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