Are you linking the Comps in or did you export the comps and import them into Premiere?
Does that mean you only have ONE drive?
You need AT LEAST two, and 3 are better
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
- click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
- you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
- some HD formats work better with (require) RAID
Read Hunt on Partitions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
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
The AE comps are killing your performance. They have to be rendered by AE behind the scenes, and that rendering is not accelerated.
Your performance is not surprising given what you're trying to play back.
Thanks guys for all the helpful feedback. I will look into a RAID HD setup, but thought with the read/write speeds of an SSD I would be good on that front.
All my AE comps are linked so that must be what is really slowing me down.
This is maybe more of an After Effects question, but is there is anyway to store RAM previews in AE so Premiere could read that RAM preview and not have to render each comp??
Thanks again for all your help...I am learning quickly!
A lot of people believe the marketing hype of SSD's and think that the speed is great. However, during extensive testing we have found only ONE advantage of SSD's over conventional disks: It drains your wallet quite effectively.
Prices per GB are around 40 times higher than conventional disks and SSD's do not improve performance.
If you want to know if your system is properly tuned to handle all those tracks, run the PPBM5 Benchmark