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First thing is that Adobe programs do not use SLI and that often causes display adapter issues. Obviously, the same can be said for Cubase.
The preset project mode that I chose was HD (hard drive) video, widescreen 48k because the files are from my hard drive so I didn't know what to choose
Working with .mov files which were improperly formated from the source with regards to aspect and given to me so i had to stretch them out (could this be an issue?)
The Preset for HDD cameras, is for use when the camera records to a miniDVD, and in MPEG-2 inside the VOB wrapper. Not sure about your source files, as I am not following the "improperly formatted," aspect. Where did the files come from initially? How were they converted? What are the details of those MOV files? The MOV format is but a wrapper, and can contain almost anything. This ARTICLE will give you more background.
I have a feeling that the issues (other than that video driver error message) will relate to the Project and to the source files.
Here's some basics (some of which you've already covered). Definitely disable McAfee realtime scanning while using PRE.:
Install all Windows Updates.
Install latest version of Apple QuickTime (v7.6.8 at time of writing). Even if you don't use QuickTime, PRE relies heavily on it.
- Install most recent graphics and sound drivers from the manufacturers web sites.
- Run Disk Cleanup.
- Run Defragmenter.
- Temporarily disable any anti-virus realtime scanning.
- Use the GSpot Codec Information Utility to analyse the file and post screen image.
- Post back here with the necessary information described here: Got a Problem? How to Get Started
As you've JUST bought PRE8 contact Adobe and get the complimentary upgrade to PRE9. Upgrade eligibility after new product announcement
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