Can you list the full specs. of your system's I/O, i.e. all of your HDD's, their size, speed, defragmented free space, controller type and how you have them allocated?
Though the other specs. of your system look good, from RAM to Page File, the only mention that I see of I/O is that SSD.
This is a general ARTICLE on tuning up PrE, and you have probably already done everything in the first part of it, but there are links to several other articles, such as tuning up the system and the OS, that might be useful. Then, there are links to some tools that can be used to check things like how well your RAM is performing.
Resources and memory can be quite complex, and it's not just about installed RAM and the Page File. In that article are some additional thoughts, and many are contained in the Clean, Lean, Mean Editing Machine link.
Good luck, and hope that something is helpful,
I'm running a Kingston snvp325S2512BG, 512GB SSD. I've never had it be a bottleneck.
The strange part is that I use Photoshop daily, working with some big files (1Gb+), and I've never even known a slowdown, let alone a system warning.
I'll check out the other link and the cross-links from it, Hunt... thanks for that. <fingers crossed>
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OK, so you only have a single HDD, and everything is on it. Is that correct?
Do you have the physical capabilities to add another HDD? A large SATA, for the Projects, the Media and the Scratch Disks, would be good, and speed things up, but might not directly address this resources/memory issue. I do not want you to think that it will definitely fix things, but overall will make video editing a better, more fluid experience. The minimum I/O recommended is a 2x HDD system, with a 3x being even better. Much beyond that, things do still speed up, but the bang for the buck is much less.
As for the running of PS, it is intensive, but pales in comparisson to editing video, with is almost as intense an operation, as one can perform on their computer. Only CAD and heavy 3D trump it, but are usually run on specialized workstations, optimized for just those tasks.
Good luck, and I hope that something in those articles, linked above, will give you a "fix." Please report your progress. Remember, resource and memory issues can be tough to track down, and can be complex and tied to other things, like active, real-time anti-virus scanning in progress, that locks files, and steals CPU cycles. Please be patient, and expect to find that many of the tips do nothing for you. Still, they are good, overall tips.
Yes, I run everything off one SSD. The machine cannot house another drive internally, but I can always work off a USB2 hard drive for the project files and/or scratchh disk. Intuitively that seems like a step backwards from the SSD, but I have a 1Tb WD Passport SE drive I could plug in if you think it'd help.
Other than that, I'm ploughing through the other stuff now... we'll see!
If you are contemplating externals (a good way to go, BTW), please read this ARTICLE first.
Though my laptop has a 3x 200GB I/O, and my workstation is now up to 10x, I still use externals (FW-800's) and they work very well. With my new systems, I will be working primarily with eSATA externals, but will still need the FW-800 connections, as I am so heavily invested in those.
Video editing via USB drive does not really work... the data transfer rate is too slow... you need eSata or Firewire 800
My 3 hard drives are configured as... (WD = Western Digital)
1 - 320G WD Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and video project files
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write files
Trying to use only ONE Hard Drive for Video Editing
You are a music conductor, with a baton that you use to point to various parts of the orchestra... this is like Windows pointing to various parts of the hard drive to do Windows housekeeping or to load program segments for various functions
Now, at the same time and with the same hand... while still using the baton to conduct the orchestra... pick up a bow and play a fiddle... this would be doing something with your video file at the same time as all the other work
You as a person cannot do both at the same time with the same hand
A computer is a LITTLE better, in that it can switch from one kind of task to another very quickly... but not quickly enough for easy video editing
One hard drive is not as good as two which is not as good as three
Unfortunately, there's also a financial consideration - rushing out and buying an eSATA drive just for this purposes isn't feasible right now, so I have to live with the hardware at my disposal. I understand the issue, but it also shouldn't be causing the problem I'm having. I'll see if any of the other things I'm trying will help....
Well, I've now spent hours working through every option possible, and I still get the exact same result. I have to say, though, if my PC can't handle more than a minute of low-res video, 99% of users can give up on Premiere Elements for doing any video enditing. No, I suspect there's something else going on. Perhaps it's a feature of the export files from FotoMorph?
With adequately spec'ed. and tuned PC's and Mac's, most users do not have issues, so long as their Assets are not problematic.
With your tuning, and your system, I would definitely look to FotoMorph. Might be as simple as a setting there. I do not know that program, so cannot help. One suggestion, however, would be to also post to the Community Forum at Muvipix.com. I seem to recall that one user, at least, uses FotoMorph, and maybe they can shed some light for you. Also, many users there are on PrE too, so should prove helpful. You might want to add a link to this thread, so they can see what has already been recommended, and what you have tried, to save you having to read the exact same stuff all over agin. Lot of good, friendly and very helpful folk over there. You will see some "familiar faces," but many in that community do not hang out here.
Good luck, and please report your progress,
Looks like I have a solution - it was a codec thing, and Digital Media Converter is my friend. Thanks for the tip there, Hunt (via another forum post). Much appreciated!
I've used an older version of DigitalMedia Converter, 2.7, and it has worked very well for me. Glad that it worked in your case.
Some CODEC's are extremely intensive to work with, even when one has it properly installed, and the NLE program can work with it.
Good going, and thank you for reporting success!
Did you change the codec setting in PE9 or in your Fotomorph program?
If the latter, could you brifly explain for us at this forum how you fixed it and what setting steps did you change to use a different codec?
I couldn't figure out how to change the codec within either App (my codec-fu is weak, I'm afraid - I'm new to this), so I ended up with an extra step in the process. I created my animation in FotoMorph, exporting as Windows AVI, then converted to DV-AVI Type II in Digital Media Converter. Then I used those files in Premiere Elements 9. Bingo, no problem with resources. If I could figure how to change the codec within FotoMorph to directly export DV-AVI Type II files rather than Windows AVI, I'd be delighted!