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I've noticed that same problem with both SD and HDV footage. SD projects with 200+ clips and lots of sub 1 second clips in the timeline can take 4-5 minutes to load. I haven't gotten that big with HDV, but about 100 clips will take at least that long to load.
Good excuse for a coffee break, but I wouldn't consider it a huge issue for what PP is designed for.
> I've noticed that same problem with both SD and HDV footage
I have only seen this with native HDV. SD is perfect for me.
I use Cineform and all the troubles you describe go away with Cineform.
Also what are your system specs? Version 3.1.0...?
What do you mean "use Cineform"?
Google can be helpful. Try it.
Another snide, useless comment by Harm.
I gather Cineform is some kind of codec, but how is it relevant here?
He is a smart ***!!
What are you guys - babies that need to be spoon fed?
Cromwell isn't being rude, after all he did respond and gave you a solution that works for him and maybe it will work for you. He's just asking you to do your own homework! He may have already explained it over and over again in many posts and just didn't feel like doing it again. But he did tell you where to go for more info. However, if you'd rather be spoon fed, wait a little longer, maybe someone else will post and explain it all again for you.
But if I where you, I would search the forums for "Cineform". Its only discussed hundreds of times on these forums or look it up on google.
Look it up dudes!
> I gather Cineform is some kind of codec, but how is it relevant here?
Um...since the title says "Performance problems with large amounts of files" I thought it was worth mentioning that when I use Cineform & PPRO the performance issues go away.
So yeah that seems relevant to me. Cineform offer a demo try it and if it helps look into it, it solves the problem Premiere has with large amounts of files.
I did ask what version of PPRO he was using?
Cineform's product - Aspect HD - really helps by using an intermediate codec.
Prospect HD provides additional capabilities over Aspect HD,
I think the problem has to do with calculating the image over and over since native MPEG frames do not have all of the info they need. It usually takes 15 frames to figure out what one should look like.
I tried converting my captured footage into the Cineform codec.
The converted files end up 5x the size.
This would mean my feature length film would take up my entire 1 tb raid.
Deal breaker for me.
I also heard that some premiere effects will not work with this codec.
Five times is excessive. The medium setting is about three times. I would capture using Scene Detect, get it cut, then replace just the clips I used to the highest setting.
By the way, a feature length film deserves a couple of terabytes anyway.
Features are usually cut in 20 minute reels.
>I also heard that some premiere effects will not work with this codec.
Premiere effects work, but you will have to scrub or render to see them.
Cineform does supply you with a few commonly used effects that will playback in real time, though.