I am planning to buy a new PC with Windows 7 for (among other things) running Premiere Elements 10 to edit HD video in the highest (consumer) quality possible. My question is: what hardware configuration is required to run PE 10 well?
I realize that the biggest/fastest available of all of these would probably be good, but where should I put my money to optimize performance and avoid bottlenecks that people have seen. Are there any components that PE will explicitly take advantage of if they are present?
-ADK Kudos http://forums.adobe.com/thread/877201
Elements does not make special use of the graphic card GPU, so you don't need an nVidia card... an ATI card with at least 512Meg ram will work
Miminum 2 hard drives, 3 is better
My 3 hard drives to edit AVCHD are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and ALL program installs (2)
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging 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 folders and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (1)
(1) for faster input/output with 4 drives
- use drive 3 for all source files
- use drive 4 for all output files