Thanks for the great contributions in this forum.
I am having trouble with a multicam project with 5 video layers of HD (2 layers 1440 x 1080 HDV and 3 layers 1920 x 1080 from Canon DSLR's) at 29.97.
The playback performance is stuttering and freezing but the sound keeps going. The sequence is setup as HDV 1080i30 (60i).
I wanted to know if my system specs. up to scratch to handle this multicam edit? Should I expect a smooth uninterupted edit or are my expectations too high?
Has anyone else have similar issues and how did they reslove them.
GPU is definitely enabled as the renderer, but the processor is maxing out.
The overall computer RAM usage is 2.8 Gb, but watching the processes in the task manager, Premiere seems to not use more the 2Gb RAM.
I have distributed the video across 3 hard drives plus a separate OS drive.
I have just upgraded my videocard to a Gigabyte GTX470 hoping take advantage of the mercury engine.
Computer specs as follows:
I am running Premiere CS5 version 5.0.2 on freshly installed W7.
Motherboard P5K; CPU Q9300 2.5Ghz quad
4 gig ram
750Watt Antec Truepower
4 x various 7200 drives
The min recomended ram for cs5 I would use is 12gb,
You have two serious bottlenecks in this system, one like Baz mentioned is the memory. 4 GB is not enough, especially not with 5 video tracks or multicam editing. The second bottleneck is your Q9300 CPU, which is borderline for your material with that many tracks.
Thanks Baz and Harm for your recommendations,
I will start with a RAM increase then try the CPU. I don't normally have this many heavy layers at once. It is a one-off job.
Otherwise will go for the full upgrade.