33 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2008 3:28 PM by Jim_Simon

    Video playing back choppy even in Source window

    Webshark2000 Level 1
      I've been working on a project for a while and wanted to back it up to a hard drive. We have an internal hard drive bay so I shut the computer down, put in a 500GB hard drive, backed up the project, shut the computer down and removed the hard drive.

      Now, all of the sudden, my footage is playing back choppy. I probably shouldn't say it's playing back choppy because what happens is I'll take a raw clip, load it into the Source window start it playing and it plays fine for about 8 seconds, then it starts stuttering, the audio drops out completely and then it completely freezes up. It doesn't seem to matter what clip I'm using and all of these clips used to play back fine.

      We are using a Matrox RT.X2 card and the footage is on four 500GB hard drives that are in a RAID 5 array, so I have a total of 1.5TB of space. Would defraging the drives make a difference?

      I'm not sure why this has just started when nothing was added or taken away from the project.

      The computer's specs are as follows:

      Win XP Pro
      2.66Ghz Core2 Quad
      4GB Ram
      GeForce 7600GT
      Matrox RT.X2 Card
      300GB SATA HD for Operating System
      4x 500GB SATA HDs in RAID 5 array for Footage