Me again, just as an aside, but Premeire is actually now rendering my movies - Yipee!! At least we get some good progress and my thoughts of abandoning Adobe completely are put on hold for now!!
I assume my shortcut issue is a one-off strange one that is unique to me (AGAIN!!)
Love and peace to all . . . . . .
(though Adobe are still off my christmas card list this year for now)
OK, for what its worth I have solved this issue myself!
I reinstalled Premiere and added all available updates and the shortcut keys have now returned. I can only assume there was some glitch with my first install. Anyway as I purchased my CS4 upgrade last March, its only taken 8 months to get CS4 to operate as it should have done!! This is not good in my opinion and I will be VERY warry of any future updates by Adobe.
I will be keeping a careful eye on this forum in future.
I would say I highly recommed upgrading to Windows 7 professional (64 bit), especially if you are on Vista (as I was). I'm so far very impressed with this OS (even before a service pack has been released).
For now I am a happy chap!!
Good that you got is resolved. Happy editing.
The fact however that CTRl+C or CTRL+V did not work is more indicative of a wrong keyboard/region setting for Windows than a problem with Adobe.
Thanks Harm, something to consider, but all the other Adobe progs (PS, AE, AI etc.) had working shortcut keys. I suspect I had a dodgy install with Premiere and a re-install sorted this out. At least Media Exporter is now functioning!!
I still think I need a new PC though. i7 CPU with 12Gb of RAM etc. to get this lot to actually run smoothly!!
Is a RAID 1 hard drive setup recommended? Will it help performance?
Also wondering about a solid state system drive. Any thoughts?
A raid1 will not help performance. it will only make a mirror of your disk. SSD's are not yet ready for prime time IMO. Too expensive and too small and still under development for the trim function. In 2 years time, they may be very interesting. I mean, does it really matter if your program starts in 4 seconds or 12, when you have a 2 hour encoding session ahead of you?