Your user should have no problems editing HDV on the laptop you describe. I used to capture and edit HDV on a far lower spec. laptop - 1.8 GHz core 2, 2 GB RAM, Windows XP 32 bit, single drive - using CS4. I currently use a laptop nearer your spec., but still inferior - 1.8 GHz i7, 4 GB RAM - using CS5.
Are you sure the red artifacts are not on the tape? Clogged heads can cause this with HDV.
I just noticed, we signed up on the same day! I am just a mere 16,900 posts behind you.
The artefacts only appear when capturing from the laptop - on the library pc it's fine.
Playback on the camera itself doesn't show any issues either.
I second Alan's cause for red artifacts on HDV. Try cleaning the tape heads, it might minimze the problem but if it is already on the tape the only thing you can do is cut them out. If they have important good audio on them the just repeat the good frame before and after the cuts
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Just go ahead and capture on the library PC and edit on the laptop
OK, it was just a thought.
You are capturing via firewire? There is an issue with W7 firewire drivers with some systems. You have to change the driver W7 installs to a driver which is listed in Windows as "legacy". You should try this. I will try to locate a link for the full method.
It is here:
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That was one of the first tweaks I tried as I saw it suggested elsewhere. There are fewer artefacts
with the legacy driver, but it didn't completely cure it. I also tried maxing out the amount of RAM that PP
can use and tweaking the camera settings for the right model (although it was just Sony's 'standard' setting).
Again it all seemed to help a bit, but not completely. It's quite frustrating as it works on one small clip, but
not on another, longer clip. I get the feeling it's close, but not quite there.
I suggested HDVSplit to try, because it carries less overhead than PR and maybe that makes the difference.
I agree. None of the Dell Latitude E6320 configurations offer true quad-core CPUs to begin with: All of the E6320 configurations use CPUs that have only two physical cores. Even the i7-2640M (the top CPU offered in the E6320) is only dual-core (in fact, some mobile i7 CPUs such as the i7-2640M are just mobile i5 CPUs with a little bit more L3 cache).
That may well be, but it is still a good deal more potent than my 2005 vintage Vaio, which had no problem capturing HDV.
Thanks for the suggestion. This turned out to be the best way forward.