Well, the first thing I notice is that the media is still being loaded in the first part of the screen capture. That's unavoidable. Wait till that's done before you do anything. (Bottom left of the PP window shows the status of how many clips are left to load.)
What are the sizes of the Still Images in pixels x pixels?
Continuing to watch, it does appear that you're just moving faster than the disk drive is able to keep up with.
Your specs are great. This should easily handle multiple tracks of AVCHD footage and have no problem handling 10 or more tracks of DV material, but I wonder why you use only a single media disk when you have such a superb raid controller, why not use multiple disks in a raid?
99% are BMP images at 72 dpi. One image, the largest, is 8689 x 6789, the rest ranging from:
4023 x 2920
2970 x 2390
2840 x 2247
2640 x 1400
with the smallest being 1782 x 1291
1048 x 1639
484 x 1896 and
834 x 1312.
Yep, I surmised that. What can I do with/to the drives so that they stay with me? Is the speed at which I scrub unreasonable?
(Me, talking to my drives: "Stay with me people!")
Thanks, Harm. As you know, I set up this system with your recommendations in mind. I do have a RAID on my G drive, using, I believe the RAID card. But this "Sonny" project is on my D drive, using only one drive.
Do you recommend me getting more drives? Will more drives allow the timeline scrubbing and picons redrawing to stay more in tune with my editing? Will it make editing more responsive? Which drives, how many drives do you recommend and which kind of RAID?
I just want to say to mention that you, Mr, Hunt and Mr Simon (and others) have been positively SELFLESS in your efforts to help video hardware noobies. Many thanks in advance!!
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First we should correct one misunderstanding. Your WD drive is not a 7200 rpm dirive. It is a "green" drive and the speed varies down to (I believe 5900 rpm, it is a WD intellipower drive") so you do not have a great drive for disk demanding operations. Secondly you have the drive over 55% full so you are suffering from using the slowest part of the drive.
Both bad choices for lots of large single images
Ahhh, this I did not know. I assumed this was at least a 72rpm drive. Thanks for the clarification, Bill. I will change drives.