Hitfilm lagging when using mpeg 4 videos
Hi guys! I have been recently using Hitfilm express, and it works fine, except when I try to edit stock videos. Mainly downloaded from pexels, they are in mp4 format, and when I drag one to the timeline, it starts to excessively lag. Every video takes at least 8 seconds (I've counted) to charge, and the cursor takes a whole life to move when I want to put it somewhere. And when I add just a little effect, Hitfilm litterally crashes. I've already done some research, but it was pretty unclear to me, plus most people seemed to say the mp4 format was bad because of the quality it gives, not because it makes their hitfilm crash. I've read many things about the dn x hd format, for example, but that's really not my cup of tea, so I prefer to ask here for a clear answer about what I could try. I've already tried to change the resolution while opening the file, but it didn't make any difference. I even cleaned out my computer, and I've got a lot of empty space. But same, no difference.
Here are my specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
4,00 Gb of ram
64 based processor