8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2011 6:38 PM by David1946dr

    Premiere Elements 9

    David1946dr

      I am going to buy a new lap top

      for editing Premiere Ele 9.  Is the Intel Corei5 2.3 Hz 4GB (1x4gb)ram 500gb 5400 hard drive intel gma hd 3000 graphics. it is Sony. Is this enough computer. If not does someone know what I need.

        • 1. Re: Premiere Elements 9
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          First question is what are you going to EDIT on your computer?

           

          This message has a really good graphic about requirements
          http://forums.adobe.com/thread/810750?tstart=0

           

          Laptop Video Editing PC http://www.sagernotebook.com/
          -or http://www.adkvideoediting.com/systems/viewsystem.cfm?recordid=118
          -or another brand laptop with the following features
          -the newer sandy bridge 2720 or 2820 quad processor
          -and nvidia graphics preferably the 460m, 485m is a bit much
          -1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
          -and 8 or 16 gig ram and Win7 64bit Pro
          -and 2 internal 7200 HDDs minimum

          • 2. Re: Premiere Elements 9
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            What sort of material will you be editing?

             

            If any form of H.264, such as AVCHD, then I would strongly suggest an i7 CPU.

             

            For working with video, I also feel that the Intel graphics will not perform well. The problem is that Intel seldom issues updates to their video drivers, so they quickly become obsolete, and with video editing, virtually useless. Now, if Sony has good video driver support for the Intel chips, that would change my recommendation, but I rather doubt it. I would, instead, look for a laptop with either nVidia, or ATI/AMD chips.

             

            Last, and though I did not notice you mention it, most laptops have only 1 HDD (Hard Disc Drive), and that can be a real bottleneck. However, if you can add an eSATA connection, and pick up an eSATA external drive, or two, things should be just fine.

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: Premiere Elements 9
              David1946dr Level 1

              I video weddings

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              Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

              • 4. Re: Premiere Elements 9
                John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                >I video weddings

                 

                Did you look at the requirements link I provided?

                 

                Do not buy a toy computer for professional work (you ARE paid for this?)

                 

                The question is not WHAT you video, but what KIND of video you plan to edit

                 

                Even for SD (Standard Definition) video from a miniDV tape camera the laptop you listed is below specification (only one hard drive, and 5400rpm instead of 7200rpm)

                 

                If you plan to edit any kind of HD (High Definition) video that laptop is WAY below specification

                 

                Do some more reading about requirements, then tell us what KIND of video, not what is IN the video

                 

                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
                .
                You need AT LEAST two hard drives (separate drives, never a partition http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0 for more) with Windows (or Mac OS) and software on your boot drive, and video files on a 2nd drive so the boot drive is not slowed down by trying to do everything
                .
                I find that the three drives I use work very well for me, for editing AVCHD video... some people use a 4th drive, so video INPUT files are on drive three and all OUTPUT files are on drive four... I only bought a mid-tower case instead of a full tower case (my bad... but had to fit in the space available on my office desk!) so I use the three drives that will fit
                .
                Depending on your exact hardware (motherboard brand & model AND USB2 enclosure brand & model AND external hard drive brand & model) AND the type of video file, you may... or may NOT... be able to use an external USB2 hard drive for SD (Standard Definition) video editing
                .
                Steve Grisetti in the Premiere Elements forum http://forums.adobe.com/thread/856208?tstart=0 and Jim Simon in the Premiere Pro forum http://forums.adobe.com/thread/856433?tstart=0 use USB externals for editing
                .
                A USB3 hard drive connected to a motherboard with USB3 is supposed to be fast enough for video editing (I don't have such, so don't know) but eSata DOES have a fast enough data transfer for video editing... I have not used this eSata Dock... for reference only, YMMV and all the usual disclaimers
                .
                http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-BlacX-eSATA-Docking-Station/dp/B001A4HAFS/ref=cm_cmu_pg_ t

                • 5. Re: Premiere Elements 9
                  David1946dr Level 1

                  I should have known that, about what kind of video. That's my ADD kicking 

                  in. I video in (Standard Definition) video from a miniDV tape

                   

                  Thank you,

                   

                  David 

                   

                   

                  In a message dated 8/31/2011 11:54:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 

                  forums@adobe.com writes:

                   

                  >I  video weddings

                   

                  Did you look at the requirements link I provided? 

                   

                  The question is not WHAT you video, but what KIND of video you  plan to

                  edit

                   

                  Even for SD (Standard Definition) video from a  miniDV tape camera the

                  laptop you listed is below specification 

                   

                  If you plan to edit any kind of HD (High Definition) video that  laptop is

                  WAY below specification

                   

                  Do some more reading about  requirements, then tell us what KIND of video,

                  not what is in the  video

                  • 6. Re: Premiere Elements 9
                    John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    For SD, with a high speed external drive (USB3 or eSata) you will JUST BARELY be able to edit with that laptop

                     

                    Just do not put any data files on the internal 5400rpm drive... too slow and trying to edit with only one drive is an exercise in futility

                    • 7. Re: Premiere Elements 9
                      John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      Also, since any new computer will have Win7, you need to read...

                       

                      Legacy Driver and Capture http://forums.adobe.com/thread/869277?tstart=0
                      - And a Picture http://forums.adobe.com/thread/727755?tstart=0

                      • 8. Re: Premiere Elements 9
                        David1946dr Level 1

                        Thank you,

                         

                        David 

                         

                         

                        In a message dated 8/31/2011 6:40:52 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 

                        forums@adobe.com writes:

                         

                        Legacy  Driver and Capture http://forums.adobe.com/thread/869277?tstart=0

                        - And a  Picture  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/727755?tstart=0