I am ready to render my movie project come hell or high water!
Could you please descirbe specifically which processes you would allocate to which drives on a quad core PC during the rendering process & what names you would give them.
I have a brand new laptop :- well I was going to paste my PC specs here but this window won't allow cut/copy/paste!!!! yet another totally frustrating aspect to this supposedly layman's software!
So from that little outburst you can tell I am at my wits end...................I have read these forums until my eyes bled. I am now even more confused & have 40 more questions than I started with & realize I'm supposed to be an expert on more things than many people would know about in a life time just to operate this PrE software.
So now to do the long hand typing..............
Brand new Asus laptop
win7sp1 up to date 64bit,
IntelR i7-2630QM CPU 2GHz Quad core,
1.5Tb hard drive,
3Gb graphocs card running nVidia EForce with 17.3" screen,
drive C:\ OS 202Gb free of 279Gb,
(D:) DATA 394gb free,
(E:) SDATA1 349Gb free,
(F:) SDATA2 349Gb free,
1xUSB3 & 3+ x USB2,
Removable expansion HDD 2Tb Seagagte USB2 (fast but actual speed unknown),
Blue Ray RW+- CD/DVD internal burner,
Paging file 16361Mb on C:\
Trail version Trend Micro Titanium
Photoshop Premiere Elements 9 up to date.
Not being previously aquainted with more than 1 core, I'm not sure which part of the rendering process to allocate to which drive.
The file will be a big one that's for sure. I didn't know that I was supposed to change the default settings of the PrE or that the photos might be too big. These things are not a problem with WMM.
So the movie is as follows:- (again longhand typing... sigh)
movie files are all .avi 640x480 30f/s 88kbps audio
all photos are . jpeg mostly 3264 x 2448 180dpi 1.75Mb
all taken with Cannon PowerShot camera
This project is the first of a set of 3 which will all be17mins long about half & half stills(5sec duration each) & video, with some titles & lots of transitions.
Since I have the whole PC to use to do the rendering & then burn to file, I'm not concerned about what resources get used. I am sick of making changes & just want to get it done to see if it works & if it will fit on a DVD after. I am burning to file because if more than 1 movie will fit on a disk, that is the way I want to set it up.
So other questions relating to this rendering are:-
Can I do it all in one go or do I have to do it in sections,
Should I make a copy of the movie file first incase it doesn't go well,
I know nothing of how to set the defaults, I just want the movie to play on HD TVs using various DVD players & the odd computer all belonging to friends.
Are there generalised presets for wide screen.
I have previously done a test movie using videos & still photos from this same camera & included titles & transitions & then just burnt it without rendering & it turned out well enough except the picture was a bit too big on the TV.