I'm setting up my first project for school in Premiere Pro CS4 and I've run into a performance problem which I am trying to solve by editing in low resolution (640x480) and exporting to high resolution (1280x960) at the final stage.
My system: Vista SP1, Intel Core Duo T7500@2.2Ghz, RAM 3.0 GB, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, HD 7200 rpm
Not the ideal for video editing, but I'm positive I should be able to manage a small project.
The target resolution would be 1280x960, obviously trying to set up the project in that resolution caused awful performance and made the editing practically impossible.
I switched to the 640x480 30fps set-up and things got a little better. In fact performance is acceptable when a single clip (640x480px F4V in h264) is played in the playback window. Unfortunately the project consists of a 4-slice split screen, hence I have 4 clips playing onscreen during editing simultaneously all of the time.
This slows down things a bit with 640x480 clips and synching the videos is difficult when playback is choppy.
I thought of some solutions and I would like to know if these are feasible and if so what would be the best procedure.
I'm sorry if this is a little complicated, please let me know if you need more information.
Your help is really appreciated.