I recently changed from Ulead Studio to Premiere. When I start a new project,I used to import all clips (about 500)before I work on the project. When I do the same with Premiere it needs more than 10 minutes each time I open the project. I tried to click on the project icon or start Premiere first and than open the project. It always needs 10-15 minutes until the project is up. I use a Pentium4 3.4 Ghz processor and 2GB RAM.
Any idea how to make the start up faster?
This is a long standing problem with Premiere. With complex projects it needs to do lots of bookeeping during the load process. Part of it stems from checking all that pre-rendered footage that is used and making sure things are ok. A lot of multiple timelines will also increase load time.
Mine typically take at least 3-5 minutes and I'm on a quad.