Oh yeah I forgot to mention I will be editing video footage from a Panasonic tm700k, HMC-150 by Panasonic and DSLR avchd footage from a T3i
If you are doing any work with AVCHD, or H.264 (which your DSLR footage probably is), then I think you will find the i5 to be underpowered for smooth editing. I would opt of an i7.
The 2x internal HDD's look good to supplement the SSD boot drive.
If you are going Win7-64, I would up the RAM to about 12GB.
Note also that that camcorder shoots in 60p. DO NOT SHOOT IN 60P if you plan to edit in Premiere Elements!
Premiere Elements can only edit 30i/60i interlaced footage.
I figured Premiere Elements wouldn't need such high specs for a "consumer based" editing program. I guess I thought wrong. Maybe it is because of the AVCHD codec that a more powerful computer is needed?
cs5 premiere is working just fine on my laptop with less specs, thanks to some of those forum posts.
I still might have to use the i5 in the computer I build. Cost wise. Seeing I actually won a computer and in that computer build was an i5 chip. I haven't assembled the computer yet seeing I am going to upgrade that chip from the i5 that was given to me to an i72600k chip.
I figured with the i5 chip i won't be using I could build a nice little Premiere Elements computer.
I am going to have to go that route so when it is built and up and running I will let ya know my feed back.
I will be editing on the following below:
Laptop and custom built Desktop running cs5.5
and another customer built desktop running Premiere Elements.
Hopefully it will work well. Thanks for all your suggestions and posts. I appreciate them.
AVCHD footage requires an i7 for EFFECTIVE editing... anything less will lead to user frustration
This computer with the i5 chip will be used for Home videos and maybe some tutorials for friends on "how to use" the Premiere Elements 10
What if I convert the footage to h.264?
I am sure it probably still won't be enough juice
I guess I have some decisions to make.
Thanks again for your advice.
i'd say increase your RAM. double it if you can
I checked out cineform neo scene. 129 bucks (seems like a good cost effective way if the AVI works well but i have tried cineform maybe 4 years ago and it was ok with editing. It was a big avi file but now that they are with/owned by Go Pro HD they might have it all figured out). i wonder if it is a stand alone converter?
I tried to find some examples. I don't know if this one is neo scene but it is a good example of cineform hd.
Maybe I will download the trial and do some tests with it.
Ok I downloaded the demo of Cineform's Neo Scene.
To answer my own question "Is Neo Scene a stand alone program"
No, Neo Scene is not a stand alone program.
It works within Premiere cs5 or cs5.5 in the "export -> Media -> Export Settings -> Format -> drop down codec -> CineForm AVI file"
I am doing some test with the Neo Scene CineForm AVI codec now.
Quality wise seems to be really really close to the original footage.
I will post the footage for anyone who is interested.
What's nice with the new Z68 MOB chips is that they now support SRT Smart Response Technology, which can use a small, inexpensive SST drive for cashing. That way you can use regular less expensive, large HDs for your boot and or data disks. The SRT cashing using the SST can speed up the drives about 400% And, a SST drive 40GB is only about $80-$100. It's only available with the newer Z68 chip used with an i5-7 CPU though, won't work with H67 or P67
Cool the mother board I got is a gigabyte z68 board and the i5 chip. I didn' t know about this. Thanks. I also have two 120 gig Patriot Wild Fire hard drives. Not sure if I am going to use two of them in a raid0 or just one.
Thanks for the reply and that helpful tip.
I made this quick video using the trial version of Neo Scene. I used it next to the AVCHD footage from a Panasonic HMC 150 and TM 700.
I did a split screen of footage I had on my editing system.
I didn't get to test this on Adobe Premiere Elements 10 but will try maybe this weekend.
The Cineform Neo Scene is "wrapped" in an AVI codec and the file is HUGE compared to my highly compressed AVCHD footage.
The quality is good. I am interested to see how it edits on a slower machine. If it works well on a less spec.-ed out machine then I would say 129 bucks for Neo Scene is worth every penny.
I will keep you posted if I get an results on the Adobe Premiere Elements
The max cash size it can use is 60 something GB. The New Egg site has a SATA 3 60GB Corsair SSD for $120 and on sale for $100 with shipping, 5 star rating and looks like it is what I will be getting.
(PS.. I said SST up above,, I obviously ment SSD "solid state drive")
It seems like a dream come true. Especially for 100 bucks for 60 gigs of ssd
Of the subject
The motherboard I got has 4 sata 3 ports (i think off the top of my head) So there is room for this trick too.
I searched it on Youtube and found this
wow so cool