A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
And even more hardware discussion http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/hardware_forum
Including this post about 3 possible builds http://forums.adobe.com/thread/598040?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 ALL OF THE DETAILS asked for in the FINALLY section, the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link... most especially the codec used... see Question 1
1) MainConcept Codec, AVI video files
2) CS5 5.0.1, English, All recent updates have been applied, Project settings are the preset for 720p25
3) Windows 7 Ultimate x64, All updates are installed for that as well, English, 1152x864x32 is the display settings.
4) Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
5) 4GB of DDR2-800 RAM
6) Nvidia 8800GT 512MB GDDR3, Latest Driver installed
7) Only 1 display in use
8) Onboard audio Realtek HD Audio, latest drivers installed
9) 1 HDD 240GB total in 2 partitions 1st partition 208GB with roughly 143GB free, 2nd partition 24.4GB with roughly 13.8GB free.
10) Hardware capture device? None that I know of
11) Capture software? I guess screen capture software, Camtasia Studio 7.
12) No third party plugins are installed in Adobe Premiere CS5
13) See initial post for error message that pops up.
14) It can occur when just going back and forth in the timeline, or when exporting a final sequence.
15) I have reinstalled Premiere at least 2 times, and still get this APPCRASH randomly.
I hope this is enough information.
Single partitioned hard drive is most likely a contributor to your issue.
What do you mean, please explain. Thanks.
Partitions present themselves to the OS as multiple HDD's, and the OS will demand reads/writes at the same time, as one would have with separate, physical HDD's, but that cannot happen. One of the first lessons in physics is that an object (the heads in this case) cannot be in two places at the same time.
A 3x physical (very important) HDD's is about the minimum for video editing. Some squeak by with a 2x setup, but most feel that 3x is where one should start.
PS - This ARTICLE will give you some background.
>screen capture software, Camtasia Studio 7
Camtasia is, from what I have read before, not easy to edit
You may need to convert your Camtasia files to DV AVI type 2 with 16bit 48khz sound
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
Not only is the disk setup below minimum requirements, but the monitor is below minimum as well.
I'm not editing screen capture files, I use Camtasia's Editor for camtasia captures, I was just answering the questions, as part of that thing, I was linked to in the 2nd post.
I didn't know video editors required any disk setup, etc, I've never had any problems with disk setups or not meeting minimum requirements, from any other software, CS3 never crashed on me, with this error, and so far CS4 hasn't given me this problem.
Well, my max res is 1280x1024 I think, but it's a CRT so it's @ 60Hz, which sucks.
Why would screen resolution give this error?
So, what are you trying to tell me? lol.
It is like buying a car without tires. Below minimum requirements. If you then want to get 8 people into that car to make a trip, you will be disappointed.
Your AVI file is not standard DV AVI type2, but some MPEG variant wrapped in AVI, with who knows what kind of audio and all the ingredients for a disappointing experience are present.
Well, the program runs fine, the video looks fine, when it works, it's just that one file, that causes the program to crash.
I rendered my 3d videos from 3ds max, in AVI file, using the H.264 codec, using ffdshow, or w/e.
Next to a system not meeting minimum requirements, there is your explanation: FFDSHOW.
Get rid of it ASAP, even if it means a fresh install of OS & programs. On exporting from 3DS, use a different format/encoder.
So what, I don't meet HDD requirements, I've never had a HDD problem with any other movie editor.
Well, none of the other codecs with 3ds max are decent, and FFDShow gives me great quality and small file size when rendering in 3ds max.
What'd wrong with FFDShow?
HDD requirements per Adobe's page:
- 10GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
- 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
I have a 7200RPM SATA HDD.
No, you have a partitioned disk for OS & programs, not a DEDICATED disk for editing.
What is wrong with FFDSHOW? Everything. It is well known to corrupt complete systems.
^^ Yup, and the requirements have changed since CS3, and again since CS4, so what worked for you then might well be insufficient now.
Well, everything else is fine, AE CS5 works fine, PS CS5 works fine, what really changed in CS5, other than being x64 only?
Well, actually, my main partition is for OS and Programs, the 2nd partition is purely for projects, etc. I'm looking to get a separate HDD for all my editing, but money is kinda tight right now.
Well, it hasn't affected anything else on my computer, 3ds max handles it perfectly, no errors, etc.