How many hard drives do you have?
What type of footage are you editing?
I've got one 500gb hardrive with abt 400gb of free space and the footage is an avi file specs:
data rate 1009kbps
total bitrate 1137kbps
frame rate 23 fps
One drive is not adequate for an editing system.
Do a little search thru this forum for system set up.
I'm just trying to ensure that i don't go spending money wildly and then it turns out i don't need it, you know what i mean?
I had CS3 pro on my laptop and it never gave me that problem and my laptop specs were:
Dual Core 1.8ghz
160gb HD (only one)
Win Vista 32bit
Same footage, different computer...that's why i'm trying to figure out if it's a software/setting problem.Thanks for the help so far though.....any other thoughts?
Check what type of avi it is by using G-Spot
hope i did it correctly...here's the screenshot!
i read in one of the posts that premiere doesnt handle xvid very well.....do u think that maybe the problem?
Xvid is a real problem. Better convert it to MS DV AVI type2. Use Google to find a suitable converter.
In the second place the minimum requirements state a DEDICATED 7200 RPM SATA diks. Add to that the limited speed of the AMD CPU and everything will be pretty slow. If you have converted the file, you may get by with only one disk, even if it is at a snail's pace.
interestingly enough i took that same file and used the adobe media encoder and exported it as an mpegII and then re-imported it.....now the footage previews perfectly fine...strange!
Besides not having a dedicated harddrive....shouldn't a quad-core make a difference though in terms of the speed?
It does. The AMD quad core is only 5 - 7 times slower than a top performing Intel quad core. Imagine an AMD dual core...
Test it yourself on http://ppbm4.com by running the benchmark and submitting the results to Bill. My guess is that your system will come out around 130 - 160 seconds.
i'm gonna try that but i think it may not work cuz i have CS3 not CS4!
*update...i didnt work
You are correct. It only works with CS4. Nevertheless, if you look at other AMD results, you get the picture. Then look at the disk setup in the top performing or bottom performing systems and a clear picture emerges. More disks give better performance and Intel consistently outruns AMD.
I looked at the results page and i did find one AMD processor that was similar to mine but they had a faster harddrive so maybe i need to look into that. the thing if i'm going to be editing maximum 2 minute promos do i really need to go spend more money to buy another hard drive?
You have a good fast disk for $ 50, how does that compare to the camera, your tripod or PR? And the disk can be transferred to a new system.
Look at David Dwyers results. His CPU may be comparable to yours. David scores relatively good on the disk intensive test with his fast boot disk and his raid for the project file. Hence his Q1 score on the AVI test.
it actually costs about $150usd where i live so i'm sure u can understand my hesitation but of course if it's gonna make a dramatic difference then u bet i will save up and buy it. i don't have a camera and al that stuff just a normal pc no frills well maybe a wireless keyboard if u want to consider that a frill....hehehe
So update......even though i changed the file type....it's still going out of sync in the latter part of the footage yet if i play it in something like windows media player....it's perfectly fine! why???
Editing and playing are two different tasks.
You are trying to edit material that is designed for "playing".
It is heavily compressed and the audio/video stream is different from the more editable formats such as msdv.
Why is your original footage supplied as such?
ooooh! it's like that because my material is tv shows that i've downloaded....i'm learning to make tv promos!