>install of Premiere Pro CS5 on a separate hard drive
That MAY be your problem... I have read other messages that say that PPro is NOT happy to be installed to anything other than the boot C: drive
Really? I thought you were NOT supposed to install Premiere Pro CS5 on the system drive?
As far as I know, you thought wrong
My 3 hard drives are configured as...
1 - 320G WD Win7 and all programs
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and PPro projects
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write
I agree with John T. Most Adobe programs really want to be installed onto the C:\. One can install in custom folders, but should still be on C:\. What one does want to do, however, is to spread the I/O load over several physical HDD's (no partitions). This would be along the lines that John T. outlines with Projects on another HDD, probably with the Scratch Disks and the Assets on yet another.
Have you installed the Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.2) update? That update fixes a lot of problems. A lot ot times, people forget to (re)install updates after they've reinstalled the application during such things as an OS upgrade.
Hey everyone, I fixed the problem myself. Such a simple solution, too. I fogot to change the output on the source monitor from 1/2 to FULL definition playback... or something like that. Now everything plays back nice and smooth without any artifacts, and my relationship with Adobe has been reconciled once again