Yes, only one hard drive is a bit weak
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
A USB2 hard drive MAY have too slow of a data transfer rate to be used for video editing, which seems to depend on the exact motherboard and external drive and type of file being used (Steve Grisetti in the Premiere Elements forum http://forums.adobe.com/thread/856208?tstart=0 uses a USB external for editing miniDV files) while a USB3 hard drive MAY be fast enough for video editing, again depending on the motherboard and drive brands and models, and the type of files... but eSata DOES have a fast enough data transfer for video editing
I have not used this eSata Dock... for reference only
This ARTICLE gives general tips for PrE first, but then offers many links to other articles, that range from tuning up the OS to tuning up the computer, to setting it up for video editing. Also, there are other links for troubleshooting. In your case, be sure to see the Memory/Resources link for the Windows Page File.
Hope that something helps,
Crash problems like this are almost always related to your source video.
What type of camcorder did your video come from and how did you get it into your computer?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which settings did you select?
Thank you very much. All this help is much appreciated.
The camcorder is a Kodak Zi8. To get the files on to the computer, I plugged in the SD card into the computer's SD slot, opened the SD card in Windows explorer, and copied the files from that folder to a folder on my hard drive. At the beginning, I chose setting NTSC HDV 720p 30.
Thank you for this very comprehensive article. I will work my way through it and hope to see some improvements.
>chose setting NTSC HDV
According to Kodak http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsus/en_US/pd/Zi8_Pocket_Video_Camera/productID.156585800 you are not selecting the correct setting... that camera does not use HDV
If the forum search is working today, search on
to find out what you should be doing
Alright, that seems like a reasonable solution. I don't suppose there is any way to change those settings after the project has been started, so I will need a new project file. Is there any way to transfer the material? I've been unable to copy and paste between two projects.
Thank you for your help.
No, you cannot change project settings once started, and neither can you cut and paste within PRE between projects. But (although I've never tried it myself) the third party utility ClipMate 7 allows you to do so.
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