This simply means that the CPU is waiting for other components to finish their tasks. Your systeem is bottlenecked in another region, memory, disks, graphics??? Hard to tell without details. But to answer directly, yes.
Thanks for help.
I tried closing all other programs except the Encoder and watched it for 1 hour. The average CPU usage is always 20% -30%. Is this a limitation of the trial version? Or the retail version would be the same?
My set up is:
Intel Core i7 950
6GB DDR3 (will have another 6gb next week)
NV GTX 470
7200rmb Total 3TB hard drives (WD and Samsung)
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
In the task manager's performance windows, only around 20% are used in each of the 8 CPU cores.
The bottlenecks are memory and disks. The 6 GB is bare minimum, as are your disks, assuming 2 physical disks.
Will see what happens when I have 12gb the next week. As for the hard drive, I have a 2TB + 1TB.
As for the hard drive, I have a 2TB + 1TB.
How do you have the two HDD's allocated? Two, physical HDD's is the real-world minimum, and three is even better, with proper allocation.
I never thought hard drive could cause a big issue. I have Win7 and the Programs on the 1TB while 2TB is purely for all data.
I am also thinking get a SSD. But heard that Premiere pro mainly uses sequential read/write, which may not lead to a big improvement using SSD. Is it right?
PR performance does not profit from an SSD as OS & program disk. It may profit from a 24 SSD disk array with limited storage (say 24 x 250 GB = 6 TB) at a huge cost of around around € 15 K. But the same performance gain could be achieved from conventional disks with 24 TB of space for only € 2,700. Four times the storage for less than 20% of the price and with the same performance.
Bill, maybe a link to the Overview tab on the Hardware forum page is even easier: http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/hardware_forum?view=overview
That contains links to a number of interesting articles.