I edit CANON 5D mark II video using premiere, after effects C5.5 and davinci resolve.
First off, I have read Harm's helpful hardware post. I would say my understanding of it is beginner to moderate. I need help in this department.
I purchased this laptop about 6 months ago and thankfully amazon is now taking it back due to a continuously crashing graphics card:
Spent about $1500
MSI GT 683 R LAPTOP
CPU: Intel Core i7-2670 QM
VGA: NVIDIA GTX 560M/ 1.5GB GDDR5
LED PANEL: 15.6" FHD 1920X1080 non glare
RAM: DDRIII 12 GB (4 GB X 3)
HDD: 1 TB (500 GB X2 RAID 0) 72000 RPM
RF: 802 11b/g/n
So this laptop is crashing 5 times/hour as I edit video (and rarely at any other times). It also took 24 hours to render a 20 min wedding video
with denoiser and colour correction in After Effects. Maybe it is bad hardware, maybe the laptop is not good enough, I don't know.
This is the new laptop I am looking at. I am worried it will just have the same issues. (I plan to use external HDD's with it, because an external
HDD has sped up how premiere runs with my current laptop). If you think I will have a hard time with this, can you let me know. I travel a lot
which is the only reason I am not getting a desktop, I wish I could.
ASUS N76VZ-DS71 17.3" Notebook Computer (Black)
I would upgrade the RAM, as on my current laptop the RAM gets used up to 9GB.
More specs can be found here
Any help appreciated.
I would not even bother changing the laptop to the ASUS unless your going to get 32GB of ram. 8GB and AE is going to take forever to export. Regardless of what your current usage shows the caching models are based on available ram. If you increase ram then more will be used on projects that did not show that high of ram usage before if they require it for ideal preview and export.