I am considering purchasing Premiere Pro but because it’s very expensive, I just hate to find out later that it’s much more of a resource hog than I can handle. I currently use Premiere Elements 7 and when I edit with AVCHD (not too often), I might get an occasional freeze up (rarely). But I work more with SD and HD and have never had a problem. My current desktop system is as follows: Windows XP Media Service Edition Service Pack 3 Pentium ® D 3.00GHz processor 4GB RAM Radeon X600 256MB Hyper Memory video card (plus burner(s), additional internal and external drives, IEEE-1394 port, 19” (1280X960) monitor) So is it safe to say that if my Pre7 runs well, than Pro should do fine too with my setup? Thanks for any and all help on this.
You could download the trialversion and find out of it works for you. Mind you the trial version does not do avchd.
I would deinstall Media Edition when using Pro.
System requirements for PR CS4 are a lot higher than for PE 7. Your system is not up to editing AVCHD. If you work OK with PE, why change a winning team?
I have to agree with Harm. If user reports are any indication, your current system will fail miserably using AVCHD in Premiere Pro.