Thanks John - that was quick! Are you an employee?
Also, I would love some feedback specifically addressing my system specs as being insufficient so I can forward that to my boss:-)
>Are you an employee?
Nope, my label is member, same as yours
I do not use a laptop, so may only suggest you read the 1st link I posted
But, based on reading a LOT of messages, I will say...
The i3 is "barely" enough CPU to edit SD (Standard Definition) video... for HD you need an i7 (again, click the 1st link I provided, and all the other links inside that message)
If your current laptop is "average" for the breed (ie-not specifically designed for video editing) it has one hard drive, and that hard drive is 5400rpm
You need a minimum of 2 hard drives, and your data drive needs to be 7200rpm
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
Also, Partition = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957286
I thought you might be an employee based on how quickly you responded with specific links pertaining to my subject.
Thank you SO much for your input. I will absolutely use that as a resource and that was an absolutely perfect analogy!
If I already have an external hard disc drive, will Adobe Premier Pro CS4 auto configure to use the second HDD, or is it hard coded to only use the C drive HDD, or is there a settings configuration to manually make it use both HDDs?
I want to edit 1080p video. I have a lousy FlipCam for $20 that spits out 1080 interlaced avi and I want to deinterlace it to improve the video quality for play back on a pixel discreet monitor rather than an analog television. This is what I am trying to do.
My specifications are:
Windows Vista Professional Copyright 2005
Windows Vista Professional Service Pack 2 Copyright 2007
Intel Dual Core T7100 @1.80 GHZ
Operating System Bit: 32 bit
RAM: 3 GB
Note: Only 64-bit operating systems support more than 3GB of system memory (RAM). http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-73156
HDD: C drive 72 GB ST980811AS ATA device 5400 RPM Serial ATA Gen I interface http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-73156
Video card: DirectX11
External HDD: Simple Tech USB 2.0 7200RPM 320 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822100033R
I am sorry to say, you are going to have a hard time doing much of anything with that system. Only two cores and no hyperthreading at only 1.8 GHz, only 3 GB of RAM and a lousy second external USB 2.0 disk drive. tt might work for SD but I do not think you could do any HD editing