I have a new CS4 system (spec below) with a number of problems.
As I also have a CS3 system, our client files are stored on 500gb SATA drives. These are marked as drive F: in Computer Manager.
I start a CS4 Ppro 1080i project, and import some footage. It generates PEK files.
But when I close Ppro, and open the project again (NOT shutting down the pc) Ppro generates the PEK files again, each time adding a new number, so I get HD01 03 48000_1.pek, HD01 03 48000_2.pek, HD01 03 48000_3.pek etc.
If I put the footage on an internal drive, this doesn't happen any more.
How can I stop PPro generating the PEK files when using the SATA drives?
This is the first of a few questions to get this system running correctly - all suggestions very much appreciated.
Recreating PEK files is indicative that PR can not find those files on opening the project. This can be caused by different drive letters (but you said the external is always F), by the locations of your scratch files and media cache or - most likely - by Matrox.