1st, what kind of clips?
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
For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/
2nd, how many hard drives and where are the clips located?
Over on the Win7 side, My 3 hard drives for video editing 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 if you have 4 drives
- use drive 3 for all source files
- use drive 4 for all output files
Thanks for you're reply!
All the files I worked with were located on our xsan. The project I set up was a 720p quicktime prores HQ timeline with matching files. When I started to use the dynamic link all the video, dynamic link and audio clips on the timeline slowed down.
Compositions might be slower in a Premiere Pro timeline, depending on their complexity. If I have slowdowns like this, I'll render the file and replace the dynamically linked compositon.