I am in need of help. I have been using CS3 (newer versions not available for xp64) and I am experiencing terrible lag when previewing footage.
I have followed every tutorial, every troubleshoot, every technique on the planet to stop it from 50gb scratch discs, preview optimising etc.
I want to ask if this set up is powerful enough. I build it for gaming some years ago to top specifications. I know it's old now but it still runs the latest games without a hitch.
M2N32 Sli Deluxe MOBO
AMD 64 FX-62 dual core CPU
Samsung 4GB x DDR800 RAM
Nvidia 7950GX-2 1GB GPU
2 x Samsung 400GB SATA HDD
Windows XP 64bit Pro
Adobe Premier CS
For those who understand it, these are the camera settings I am using
Canon 7D. 24fps PAL RAW High Quality.
When I watch footage in media player it's perfect. I have searched a few forums and apparently this PC should do the HD tango just fine.
Any advice would be great, thanks.
It's unclear if your asking if this PC is for running CS5 and up, or are you keeping CS3? If it's for CS3, you are in the wrong forum: http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/premierepro_previous
To my knowledge, CS3 does not support natively H.264. If it did, you won't have very good performance. H.264 is very CPU intensive, and will bog down your system. You really need a quad-core for H.264. You would have to transcode your files into a less complex codec.
If you are going the CS5.5 route, and wish to take advantage of MPE and native H.264 editing, your system will not be a strong performer. Especially if you intend to do multi-streams of video. You'll need to upgrade your RAM, and get a certified GPU. For good measure, you could get a 3rd or 4th HDD.
But all this depends on what you want to do. and your workflow.
No way. If you look at the benchmark results here http://ppbm5.com/DB-PPBM5-2.php you see a single AMD dual core with 4 GB memory and despite a CUDA capable GTX 550 at rank 353 out of 355, a system around 34 times slower than a fast system. You can't expect such a slow and underpowered system to handle one of the most complex codecs. EOS.