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First what kind of footage is it? What computer are you editing on? Are you using an external drive that’s fast enough for editing? Is your drive full or empty? All of these things can affect playback.
The white dots are showing un-rendered footage in your project. That un-rendered footage will not playback smoothly. Always make sure that your project settings match your footage settings. Also, you can change the quality of your playback to allow for better playback, just make sure you change that when you change your playback settings back to the highest quality when you export it.
Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.