Just upgraded to CS4 from premiere pro 2.0. I do have an older system but I believe it does meet the minimun requirements for DV according to website. I am attempting to do basic editing with standard DV and I cannot even get a simple string of clips together in the timeline without a crash. Currently using windows XP pro SP3, intel P4 3.2 HT, 2 GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro FX1100 graphics card with latest driver. Any ideas on what might be going on?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I think I found the problem, turned hardware acceleration down and seems to be working now!
Glad that you got things sorted out.
As for the real-world minimums, I'd say that unless one has AVCHD material, that a fast Duo-core CPU with 4GB RAM (32-bit OS) and 3x SATA II HDD's, allocated properly, would be the minimum, and then one could benefit from cleaning up the system to bare bones - cutting unnecessary programs and Processes, per the tips in this ARTICLE.
If one has AVCHD material, I'd go with the fastest Quad-core as the absolute minimum, and a fast i7 as better.
With a 64-bit OS, I'd bump the RAM to 12GB as the minimum, but one could probably get by with less.
Hope that this helps,