8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2012 7:23 AM by John T Smith

    Question about gma x4500

    jwilliams682 Level 1

      So I am taking a desktop publishing class and the software we are using is Adobe Premiere elements 9.0 which I dont currently have.


      Before I run out and get this, I just need to know if it will work on my laptop with a GMA x4500. If it doesn't then Ill have to drop the class until I get a more powerful comp. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Question about gma x4500
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Desktop publishing and video editing are not the same thing


          For video editing... some ideas...


          Some ideas for a Laptop Video Editing PC from past discussions



          http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=637440&csid=ITD &recordsPerPage=10#

          -NOTE only 1 hard drive in above, so you will need to add a 2nd drive or use eSata for video files

          -or Google "ASUS G74SX-BBK7" (without the quote "" marks)

          For effective HD video editing, a laptop with the following

          -the newer Intel 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: Question about gma x4500
            nealeh Level 5

            That is a DirectX10 Intel chip. Not great and a few years old now but, with the latest drivers, it should work. The easiest way for you to try is to ask the tutor at your class to install PRE9 as a trial. To do this he would run the normal installer but, when he hits the screen to enter a serial number, select the trial option.


            Actually PRE does not require a high-end graphics card. But of greater concern is the laptop itself. That Intel chip was launched in summer 2008 and if that is when you bought your laptop I suspect it will be underpowered for any Hi-Def (e.g. AVCHD) work and may only give mediocre performance with Standard Definition.


            Can you post the full details of your laptop here (brand, model, processor (type and speed), ram, hard disk(s), free defragmented space, graphics and sound card driver versions, quicktime version, windows or mac version, 32-bit or 64-bit) and we should be able to give you a better informed opinion. If you can't identify all these download and run Belarc Advisor - that will tell you just about everything you need to know and probably more.





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            • 3. Re: Question about gma x4500
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              I agree with John. What does Premiere Elements have to do with desktop publishing? Desktop publishing is usually considered to be Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.


              So, before you run out and buy the program, make sure you know why your instructor suggested it. It really doesn't fit into the mix!

              • 4. Re: Question about gma x4500
                jwilliams682 Level 1

                Yeah that was my mistake, its a desktop video production class, I have a desktop publishing class and I just mistakenly wrote the wrong one. The specs of my comp are as follows:


                System Type Notebook

                OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition SP1



                Service & Support
                1 year warranty

                Screen type

                Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 / 2.0 GHz   

                Multi-Core Technology

                L2 cache - 2.0 MB

                64-bit Computing

                Mobile Intel GM45 Express

                4.0 GB ( 2 x 2 GB ) 

                Max RAM Supported
                4.0 GB

                DDR2 SDRAM

                667.0 MHz

                Hard Drive 500.0 GB / 5400.0 rpm   

                Optical Drive
                DVD-RW (-R DL) / DVD-RAM

                Disc Labeling Technology
                Labelflash Technology

                Hard drive type Portable

                15.6 in  (Monitor)


                Max Resolution
                1366 x 768 ( WXGA )

                Widescreen Yes


                Graphics Processor Intel GMA 4500MHD   

                Memory Allocation Technology
                Dynamic Video Memory Technology

                Max Allocated RAM Size
                1.759 GB


                1.3 Megapixel

                Compliant Standards
                High Definition Audio

                • 5. Re: Question about gma x4500
                  Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                  You should be able to edit tape-based miniDV and HDV on this machine with no problems, especially if you are running version 10.


                  You will likely struggle, however, trying to edit AVCHD or other hard drive or card storage-based video.


                  What model of camcorder is your video coming from?

                  • 6. Re: Question about gma x4500
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

                    The Duo-Core CPU will practically negate editing any H.264 material, such as AVCHD. It will probably be OK for DV-AVI SD material, but even HDV material will be painfully slow.


                    The Intel graphics chip is going to be an issue, because of a lack of video driver support. I agree with Neale, that you need to keep that updated - if you can. Intel makes great chips, but is very bad with driver support.


                    You will also want to keep your audio driver updated too.


                    I did not notice any specs. on the HDD (Hard Disc Drive), but would assume that you have only one internal. What is its size, speed and how much free-space do you have? One can use external HDD's, but IMHO, a FW-400 (not a USB) would be the minimum, with FW-800, or eSATA better. If you have an ExpressCard slot, you could buy an ExpressCard controller for either FW-800, or eSATA, the latter being better. That is, provided that your MoBo can work with FW-800, or eSATA.


                    Good luck,



                    • 7. Re: Question about gma x4500
                      jwilliams682 Level 1

                      This is a very basic intro class, the first few projects are just incorporating still images with commentary and music as well as zooms and things of that nature, chances are for any video anything Ill be using a sony handycam.


                      Usually I'm good with this stuff but this is my first foray into video editing and production so Im a bit lost.

                      • 8. Re: Question about gma x4500
                        John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        >incorporating still images


                        OK... read these so you reduce problems


                        Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798

                        -Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967