1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 13, 2010 10:27 AM by John T Smith

    Does anyone edit AVCHD *without* raid?

    John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      I am someday going to buy a Canon Vixia HFS10 (or equal, if I find a better brand) which uses AVCHD

       

      Many times I've seen it mentioned on these forums that AVCHD is a compressed format that is CPU intensive but has, I think, about the same 13Gig per hour size as DV AVI

       

      The CS5 pages say...

      http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/systemreqs/
      7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
      http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/supportedformats.html
      native editing support for DV, HDV, Sony XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, Panasonic P2, and AVCHD

      This means, to me, that I should be able to edit AVCHD off of a single 7200rpm drive (I will also have an nVidia GTX 285 for MPE)

       

      So... is anyone NOW editing AVCHD using a 7200rpm data drive instead of raid?

       

      I figure that CS4 may require rendering for smoother playback... so my main concern is does the file load and edit from a single drive?