So I could really use some assistance from you guys. I've recently purchased and Alienware M17xR3 laptop for mobile editing on Premiere Pro CS5.5. I did extensive research before I purchased it and came up with the following configuration.
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit Home Edition with all the lastest updates.
CPU: Intel Core i7 2720QM with the latest drivers.
RAM: 8GB DDR3 (I'll be ugrading this to 16GB in the near future, if I can get Premiere Pro to work)
Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5 GB of GDDR5 Ram with the latest drivers.
Hard Drives: The laptop came with a 1.5TB Raid 0 config from 2 750 GB 7,200 RPM drives. I then have two external 750GB WD usb 3.0 drives. I'm using the 3 disk general disk guidelines posted on this forum. C – OS, Programs, Page File, D – Media, Projects, and E – Previews, Media Cache, Exports
I'm trying to edit AVCHD clips from my AF100, HMC150, and GH2. I've retained all of the original file structures.
I'm currently using the trail version of Premiere Pro just to make sure it will work with my computer. I cannot get it to work, and I'm not going to purchase the full version until I can get the trail version to work. To me, this is why you have a trial version. Unfortunately, because of this, Adobe won't provide me with any technical support. But why would I purchase such an expensive program that won't work on my system?
Anyways, everytime I bring clips, whether they are AVCHD, mp4, or avi, into my source monitor, the program becomes completely unresponsive (i do wait for the files to finish conforming). 9/10 times it crashes right then and there. If I'm lucky, I'll get to play about 15 seconds and maybe do a little scrubbing before the program crashes. It's the same when I create a sequence and try to play it back. It crashes pretty quickly.
I've been trying to get this program to work everyday for nearly two weeks. If you guys can't hep me out I'm giving up on Adobe, selling my Alienware laptop, and buying a Macbook Pro with Final Cut X.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.