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Playback jerky, need a new graphic card?

Sep 21, 2010 8:51 AM

Hi all,

 

I am using Premiere Pro CS4 currently.

With my graphic card GT8800 Alpha Dog 512mb, is it good enough for video editing?

 

When I playback the video on Premiere, it seem very laggy and obviously, it is not smooth at all.

I imported HD format of 1920 by 1080, which is filmed using Canon 5D.

 

I am looking at nvidia GFX480/470 or quadro series as well. But I do want it to have the abilities for gaming too.

 

Please advise me.

 

 
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    Sep 21, 2010 9:26 AM   in reply to pboong

    My best GUESS will be that your computer is not powerful enough, or is not configured, to edit that type of file

     

    Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
    - click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
    - you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
    - some HD formats work better with (require) RAID


    Read Hunt on Partitions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0


    A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0

     

    Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting


    If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with ALL OF THE DETAILS asked for in the FINALLY section, the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link

     
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:02 PM   in reply to pboong

    Unfortunately, with video-editing, so much plays a major role in all things. It is not as easy as it looks, or as it is billed to be by others. So very much "stuff" to consider, and all of it can play a major roll. That is why we so often add many links to our replies. It's a bit of a "shotgun" approach, but with so many important variables, we hope to hit the target with a few pellets.

     

    Good luck, and let us know how things work, or do not work, for you.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Sep 22, 2010 9:11 AM   in reply to pboong

    Yes, the GTX 470 is "more than enough" for video editing

     

    But, before you buy anything, you REALLY need to take the time to go through the troubleshooting steps, and report back with the information so someone may be able to help

     

    Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting


    If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with ALL OF THE DETAILS asked for in the FINALLY section, the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link

     
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    Sep 22, 2010 9:07 PM   in reply to pboong

    Please advise me.

     

     

    Using any version of Premiere prior to CS5, the video card will make little or no difference in the editing experience.  The largest performance factors will be first the CPU and second the memory.  Look there before buying a new graphics card.

     

    Having said that, CS5 was designed with DSLR footage in mind, CS4 wasn't.  So your best bet would be to upgrade Premiere before buying any new hardware.

     
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    Sep 23, 2010 9:10 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    To  add to Jim's comment, NEVER buy a Drobo for video editing. It is way too slow and only good for backups.

     

    For CS4 lackluster performance is cpu/memory/disk dependent.

     

    For CS5 add a video card to the equation, but not yet.

     
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