So, I use to use Premiere Pro when I worked mostly from a desk top. I switch to PE when I got a laptop. Well, I am thinking of getting PPro again. My laptop has enough RAM and processor speed and all that - BUT it has a 13.5 inch screen. (I travel alot and need/prefer a small laptop).
Here is the question. If I go back to PPro am I going to go nuts trying to use it on such a small screen? PE works pretty well on the laptop, it's not too squished together. But PPro has so many more features and windows.
Anyone have any experience editing with PPro on a 13.5in screen (resolution 1366x768)? I could use some of the xtra features of PPro but if it is too difficult to work with on my screen I just as well stay with PE. (FYI: I contacted Adobe and they said PPro will work fine on my laptop... just condenced into a small space.)
Thanks in advance for the feedback.
If PPro will work at all, some of the screen will not display
Some ideas for a Laptop Video Editing PC from past discussions
For effective HD video editing, a laptop with the following
-at least the Intel sandy bridge 2720 or 2820 quad processor
-and nvidia graphics such as the 460m with 1Gig video ram
-1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
-and 8 or 16 gig ram and Win7 64bit Pro
-and 2 internal 7200 HDDs minimum
am I going to go nuts trying to use it on such a small screen?
In my experience, yes. A producer I work for has a 17" screen (same res as yours) and even that is agonizingly small.
A 22" 1920 x 1080 really is the bare minimum in my view.
Try it. CS6 is a tad better on low-res displays than CS5.5. You will want to memorize the maximise window shortcut, though. I ran it on my 13'3 MacBook Pro during the testing cycle and it worked surprisingly well. And, best of all, I'm still within shouting distance of sanity.
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