Recently installed a new motherboard, processor & video card. Now Premiere CS3 won't playback video from the timeline smoothly. Project size doesn't matter - the video playback stutters with small or large projects. I've only got 2 Gig of ram, but that's what I've been using for years with no problems. Running XP 32 bit, but new processor I installed is an AMD Athlon 3500, which is 64 bit. Video card is a GEForce 6200 NVIDIA AGP with 256 mb DDR2. Uninstalled all of CS3 and re-installed everything.
Has anyone run in to this before? Any help much appreciated.
What kind of video (see below) and does your project exactly match your video?
Also, how many hard drives and do you have your projects and video files on your 2nd (at least) hard drive?
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
My 3 hard drives are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 swap file and video project files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folder and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)
(*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files & drive 4 all output files
Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows swap file
Trying to use only ONE Hard Drive for Video Editing
You are a music conductor, with a baton that you use to point to various parts of the orchestra... this is like Windows pointing to various parts of the hard drive to do Windows housekeeping or to load program segments for various functions
Now, at the same time and with the same hand... while still using the baton to conduct the orchestra... pick up a bow and play a fiddle... this would be doing something with your video file at the same time as all the other work
You as a person cannot do both at the same time with the same hand
A computer is a LITTLE better, in that it can switch from one kind of task to another very quickly... but not quickly enough for EASY video editing
You need AT LEAST two hard drives (separate drives, never a partition http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708 for more) with Windows (or Mac OS) and software on your boot drive, and video files on a 2nd drive so the boot drive is not slowed down by trying to do everything
I find that the three drives I use work very well for me, for editing AVCHD video... some people use a 4th drive, so video INPUT files are on drive three and all OUTPUT files are on drive four... I only bought a mid-tower case instead of a full tower case (my bad... but had to fit in the space available on my office desk!) so I use the three drives that will fit
Depending on your exact hardware (motherboard brand & model AND USB2 enclosure brand & model AND external hard drive brand & model) AND the type of video file, you may... or may NOT... be able to use an external USB2 hard drive for SD (Standard Definition) video editing
A USB3 hard drive connected to a motherboard with USB3 is supposed to be fast enough for video editing (I don't have such, so don't know) but eSata DOES have a fast enough data transfer for video editing... I have not used the eSata Dock below... for reference only, YMMV and all the usual disclaimers
My drives are as follows
160 gb boot for Windows and programs
120 gb for more programs
80 gb for swap file
5 TB RAID setup for all files and data
It doesn't matter what kind of video we play. This is my clients computer he does high resolution film and photography. I went to install a new video card for him and the next thing I know the motherboard, processor, and power supply were all fried. So I installed and new mobo, processor, and PS. Got everything working back properly except Premiere CS3. When ever he tries to playback any kind of video it stutters the music keeps playing but the video keeps getting hung up. I'm thinking about upgrading to 4GB of RAM which I know wouldn't hurt but times are tuff in the world to day and I would hate for him to spend the money and the problem persist. I know one thing that before everything got fried his system was working fine. Now everything is good except the one program he uses the most (go figure).
Just got finished updating the drivers and the problem is still happening. I just don't get it. And to make things worst I called Adobe and they said they can't help me because they don't support CS3 anymore. I just don't know what to do. Maybe more RAM? A differrnt video card? And another thing is I can playback video on Premiere Pro 1 and it works fine. I can play video from dvd and it also works fine. Everything else works fine. The only thing that is giving me a problem is when I playback video. Photoshop works perfect. All of CS3 works just not Premiere.......... It feels like the answer is staring at me in the face but I just can't seem to figure it out......
Have you tested the data throughput of your RAID?
Have you disabled any on-access anti-malware scanners?
Have you disabled Windows Indexing?
It *does* matter what type of video you're trying to play. What formats/codecs have you tried? HD or SD?