Tweaks are only valid if you know where you start from. We don't, so your question is like:
"What do you think about the current state of politics, and if yes, why not?"
What else do you need to know?
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with the DETAILS asked for in the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link
Also, for Win7
I guess my question/issue is not clear.
I built the system from scratch, tested with LinX, memtest86, verified stability.
Monitored CPU temps during LinX (25000 problems with 20 iterations) they peak at 62C.
i7 920 CPU overclocked to 3.8Ghz
Evga Mobo X58 SI LE (757)
Nvidia GeForce 8400 with 512MB ram in PCI slot
6 gig gskill PC-1333 ram 8-8-8-20/2T timing
3 HDD, OS/programs are on WD 320gig 7200 rpm , the scratch and media are on Seagate 500gig 7200.12 (what ever has been recommended on this forum)
I have been through all the suggested reading in this thread as I built the system.
Drivers for the chip set and graphics card are the most recent available, and windows 7 is is set to auto update.
I have been running IE, email, norton, MSoffice to test stability and functionality for several weeks now before trying to use Premier Pro CS3 with 0 problems
No crashes, freezes or strange graphics problems since the system was stabilized (weeks ago)
Trouble shooting link answers (at least most of them)
Version number:3.02 (latest version)
Installation language :English
Updates applied most recent
Project/sequence settings :default (but need to double check)
Update/patch level:Have auto updates on
Display resolution and color depth:32 bit 96dpi
CPU type and speed:i7 920 3.8Ghz
Amount of memory (RAM):6gig
Model :geForce 8400
Driver version :Most recent
Number of monitors (displays) in use:1
Audio card :
Model: Dont Know
Driver version :Most recent
Each hard drive's capacity and space remaining
Disk setup (partitions used, raid configuration, what is where for OS/projects/media/scratch/audio)
No partitions, no raid
OS:320gig 290 remains
Media 500gig, 470 remains
Scratch 500gig 470 remains
Hardware capture device:None
Driver version number
Comprehensive list of third-party plug-ins you installed.
Quicktime lite to run stream clip
Exact text of any error messages :None
Explain clearly what you want to do, what you are doing and what the result is
Now I run Premier Pro CS3 and see strange graphics problems.
You can tell the gui (timeline) gets updates like 2 times per second as the time line marker moves
because the timeline flickers at about a 2-3 times per second rate.
These updates were not visible on my slower XP machine with SAME GRAPHICS CARD,
the time line marker moved smoothly across the timeline.
The control buttons on the giu are slow to respond when clicked.
The video monitor screen has same characteristics as it did when on my older XP machine, its jumpy.
I found setting the quality of the monitor to high quantity or performance but not auto helps.
So I think this is a graphics setting problem, a windows 7 compatibility with Premier Pro CS 3 .
I have Premier set to run run in XP compatible mode ( may be I should unset that).
Or upgrade to CS4.
What is your source material with what codec in what sequence from what camera? What processes are running, is indexing, compression and search indexing turned off? Are services optimized? Are disk optimizers, antivirus or antispyware running in the background? What else is installed? Simple things like that may help to find the source of your problem.
My system, i7, not overclocked, 12GB Ram, Gigabyte EX58 UD5, has a very low end Nvidia card (waiting on Adobe Mercury) and we don't have any playback issues:
I have experienced playback issues, similar to what you have described when the Program window's Playback Settings are set to an External Device. Here are my settings that work fine:
Source material is from *.VOR file read into and demixed with a tool called streamclip which uses a MPEG2 decoder from quicktime lite.
I used this same flow on my XP machine with good results, I know stream clip seems to have problems in windows7 but the
resulting *m2v file plays fine on the windows media player.
compression and indexing are turned off, except of the C drive, no compression but indexing is on.
Services were optimized using Norton utilties.
Norton anti virus/anti spyware/anti phising is running in the background.
No other programs run at start up ( I shut them all off) , so only necessary services should be running in the background.
Other things installed:
Anydvd, nero 9, MS office, Norton, stream clip, Thunderbird.
Your source material may be the cause of this. Try if you have the same problems with normal video material from a real video camera.
Source material is from *.VOR file
Did you mean *.VOB or *.VRO? I'm not familiar with *.VOR.
Maximum PC ran a large article on video encoding and transcoding. You might try to see if a different software gives you a better result for use in Premiere.
Sorry Harm, but this is the only camera I have.
As I said flow worked fine on my XP machine,
so I so see how the camera is problem unless there is software incompatability or bad setting.
Thanks Chuck, will check out the article.
streamclip tool was recommended to me by Adobe.
Would it be possible to upload a short duration clip in this format for me to download? It would be interesting to see what it would do on my timeline.
I can give you a vro file or the converted m2v format created by stream clip.
Could you upload both and provide a download link?
I'm at home now. My home system has an i7 920 with 6GB of Ram and an ATI 4830 graphics card.
I'd like to try the clip on my home system then take it to work tomorrow and give it a test on our CS4 system.
I'm back at work. Any luck getting the files uploaded to a server where I can download and try them on my i7, CS4 system?
Will do tonight, did not have a chanec last night.
As I was uploading the file I was playing around with some windows7 settings.
When I went to visual effects settings, and set adjust for performance, all the premier problems disappeared.
So it has nothing to do with my video format, its a windows 7/ premier pro cs3 compatibility problem.
Guess I will shut them off and on 1 by 1 till I find the one causing the problem.
Enable desktop composition
solves the problem